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Table 1 Bacterial isolates distribution by specimens

From: Antimicrobial resistance pattern: a report of microbiological cultures at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Pathogen CSF Blood Urine Aspirates Pus swabs Sputum Stool Total
n = 303 (%) n = 2238(%) n = 307(%) n = 148 (%) n = 206(%) n = 86(%) n = 42(%) n = 3330(%)
Candida species. 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.33) 0 (0) 12 (5.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 13
Citrobacter species. 0 (0) 11 (0.5) 4 (1.3) 0 (0) 9 (4.4) 3 (3.48) 0 (0) 27
Escherichia coli 1 (0.33) 9 (0.4) 22 (7.2) 0 (0) 8 (3.9) 1 (1.16) 0 (0) 41
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 (0.33) 42 (1.9) 15 (4.9) 0 (0) 3 (1.45) 4 (4.65) 0 (0) 65
Other gram-positivea 0 (0) 4 (0.2) 3 (0.9) 0 (0) 1 (0.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 8
Other gram-negativeb 1 (0.33) 54 (2.4) 35 (11.4) 1 (0.67) 24 (11.65) 14 (16.3) 3 (7.14) 132
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0 (0) 5 (0.22) 2 (0.7) 0 (0) 14 (6.8) 3 (3.48) 0 (0) 24
Staphylococcus aureus 0 (0) 80 (3.6) 1 (0.33) 0 (0) 18 (8.7) 1 (1.16) 0 (0) 100
Salmonella species. 0 (0) 22 (0.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.48) 0 (0) 0 (0) 23
Streptococcus species. 1 (0.33) 4 (0.2) 1 (0.33) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6
Total 4 (1.32) 231 (10.32) 84 (27.39) 1 (0.67) 90 (43.68) 26 (30.23) 3 (7.14) 439 (13.2)
  1. aOther gram-positive: Enterococcus species. n = 7 and Staphylococcus saprohyticus n = 1
  2. bOther gram-negative: Unidentified n = 106, Enterobacter species. n = 12, Proteus mirabilis n = 6, Proteus vulgaris n = 4, Shigella species. n = 4
  3. CSF cerebrospinal fluid