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Table 3 Clinical classification of bloodstream infection (BSI)

From: Bloodstream infections at a tertiary level paediatric hospital in South Africa

  CA-BSI
(N = 242a)
HA-BSI
(N = 353a)
HCA-BSI
(N = 68a)
Total BSIs
(N = 663a)
n/N (%)) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%)
BSI with no clinical focus 28 (11.6) 131(37.1) 23 (33.8) 182 (27.5)
 Hypothermiab 5/28 (17.9) 2/131 (1.5) 0/23 (0) 7/182 (3.8)
 Feverc 14/28 (50) 77/131 (58.8) 17/23 (74) 108/182 (59.3)
BSI with a clinical focus 214(88.4) 222(62.9) 45(66.2) 481 (72.5)
 Hypothermiab 11/214 (5.1) 4/222 (1.8) 5/45 (11.1) 20/481 (4.2)
 Feverc 112/214 (52.3) 136/222 (61.3) 22/45 (48.9) 270/481 (56.1)
 Pneumonia 65/214 (30.4) 91/222 (41) 16/45 (35.6) 172/481 (35.8)
 Gastroenteritis 67/214 (31.3) 28/222 (12.6) 10/45 (22.2) 105/481 (21.8)
 Soft tissue infectiond 18/214 (8.4) 50/222 (22.5) 4/45 (8.9) 72/481 (15)
 Meningitis 39/214 (18.2) 1/222 (0.5) 13/45 (28.9) 53/481 (11)
 UTI 29/214 (13.6) 20/222 (9) 4/45 (8.9) 53/481 (11)
 Line sepsis 4/214 (1.9) 29/222 (13.1) 3/45 (6.7) 36/481 (7.4)
 URTI 20/214 (9.3) 8/222 (3.6) 3/45 (6.7) 31/481 (6.4)
 Empyema 4/214 (1.9) 5/222 (2.3) 9/481 (1.9)
 Septic arthritis 6/214 (2.8) 3/222 (1.4) 9/481 (1.9)
 Bronchiolitis 4/214 (1.9) 1/45 (2.2) 5/481 (1)
 Pleural effusion 3/222 (1.4) 3/481 (0.6)
  1. BSI bloodstream infection, CA-BSI community-acquired bloodstream infection, HA-BSI hospital-acquired bloodstream infection, HCA-BSI healthcare-associated bloodstream infection, aN = denominator used unless otherwise stated; bBody temperature ≤ 35.5 ° C around the time of BSI; cBody temperature ≥ 38 °C around the time of BSI; dSoft tissue infection includes skin abscesses, burn wound infections, wound sepsis and infected eczema or scabies, UTI urinary tract infection, URTI upper respiratory tract infection