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Table 2 Pathogens identified from patients with three major nosocomial infections during 2003–2007

From: Retrospective analysis of nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital in China during 2003 and 2007

Pathogen LRTI (%) (n = 353) UTI (%) (n = 84) BSI (%) (n = 42)
A. baumannii 18.9 3.6 9.5
K. pneurnoniae 15.0 3.6 4.8
P. aeruginosa 11.3 1.2 9.5
S. aureus 11.0 0 14.3
C. albicans 9.1 33.3 2.3
S. epidermidis 5.9 3.6 19.0
E. coli 4.0 16.7 16.7
B. cepacia 4.0 0 2.3
Other candida 1.1 21.4 4.8
  1. BSIs, bloodstream infections; LRTIs, lower respiratory infections; UTIs, urinary tract infections; GIs, gastrointestinal infections.
  2. n, number of infections in which pathogens were isolated; %, the percentage of the pathogens in each of the three infections.