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Table 2 Number and percentages of bacterial pathogens isolated from blood specimens of severely malnourished children below 60 months of age at admission to, Mulago Hospital by HIV status

From: Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda

Bacteria pathogens HIV+ n/total (%) HIV -ve n/total (%) Odds ratio (95% CI)
Gram positive (Total = 27) 14 (52) 13 (48) 1.31 (0.49 – 3.48)
   Staphylococcus    
Aureus (n = 13) 8 (62) 5 (38)  
Coagulase negative (n = 5) 3 (60) 2 (40)  
Streptococcus pneumoniae (n = 9) 5 (56) 4 (44)  
Gram negative (Total = 41) 17 (42) 24 (58) 0.76 (0.29 – 2.03)
   Salmonella    
Enteriditis (n = 9) 3 (33) 6 (67)  
Typhimurium (n = 19) 8 (42) 11 (58)  
Typhi(n = 5) 2 (40) 3 (60)  
Escherichia coli(n = 6) 3 (50) 3 (50)  
Haemophilus. Influenzae (n = 2) 1(50) 1 (50)