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Table 1 Gram positive bacteria isolated from blood cultures in two halves of study period.

From: Emergence of Carbapenem resistant Gram negative and vancomycin resistant Gram positive organisms in bacteremic isolates of febrile neutropenic patients: A descriptive study

  (Period 1) Positive blood culture (Period II) Positive blood culture  
Gram positive Bacteremic isolates n = 104 % n = 453 % P-value
Staphylococcus spp. 56 53.8 250 55.2 0.804
Staphylococcus aureus 14 13.5 43 9.5 0.228
Streptococcus spp. 6 5.8 25 5.5 0.920
Enterococcus spp. 7 6.7 23 5.1 0.501
Bacillus spp. 10 9.6 44 9.7 0.976
Micrococcus spp. 3 2.9 17 3.8 0.999 #
Streptococcus pneumoniae 2 1.9 16 3.5 0.548 #
Corynebacterium spp. 5 4.8 25 5.5 0.772
Streptococcus pyogenes 1 1.0 5 1.1 0.999 #
Nocardia spp. 0 0.0 1 0.2 0.999 #
Other Gram positive organism 0 0.0 4 0.9 0.999 #
  1. p-values calculated by Chi square test otherwise indicated
  2. # p-value calculated by Fisher exact test