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Table 2 Microorganisms identified as causative agents in adult patients with community-acquired sepsis by severity group

From: Clinical and microbiological characteristics and outcomes of community-acquired sepsis among adults: a single center, 1-year retrospective observational cohort study from Hungary

PathogensaTotal (n = 214)Sepsis (n = 83)Severe sepsis (n = 70)Septic shock (n = 61)p value
E. coli60 (28.0)25 (30.1)21 (30.0)14 (23.0)0.89
S. pneumoniae18 (8.4)4 (4.8)6 (8.6)8 (13.1)0.79
S. aureus14 (6.5)7 (8.4)3 (4.3)4 (6.6)0.99
K. pneumoniae12 (5.6)2 (2.4)5 (7.1)5 (8.2)0.98
S. Enteritidis10 (4.7)2 (2.4)5 (7.1)3 (4.9)1.0
S. pyogenes8 (3.7)2 (2.4)3 (4.3)3 (4.9)1.0
N. meningitidis5 (2.3)2 (2.4)2 (2.9)1 (1.6)1.0
L. monocytogenes3 (1.4)1 (1.2)1 (1.4)1 (1.6)1.0
K. oxytoca3 (1.4)01 (1.4)2 (3.3)1.0
P. mirabilis3 (1.4)02 (2.9)1 (1.6)1.0
S. anginosus2 (0.9)01 (1.4)1 (1.6)1.0
C. jejuni2 (0.9)002 (3.3)n.a.
L. pneumophila2 (0.9)01 (1.4)1 (1.6)1.0
S. agalactiae2 (0.9)2 (2.4)00n.a.
F. necrophorum2 (0.9)2 (2.4)00n.a.
West Nile virus2 (0.9)2 (2.4)00n.a.
S. mitis2 (0.9)2 (2.4)00n.a.
S. dysgalactiae1 (0.5)1 (1.2)00n.a.
C. difficile1 (0.5)001 (1.6)n.a.
P. aeruginosa1 (0.5)001 (1.6)n.a.
B. thetaiotamicron1 (0.5)001 (1.6)n.a.
C. albicans1 (0.5)1 (1.2)00n.a.
C. canimorsus1 (0.5)001 (1.6)n.a.
E. cloaceae1 (0.5)1 (1.2)00n.a.
P. multocida1 (0.5)1 (1.2)00n.a.
S. marcescens1 (0.5)01 (1.4)0n.a.
  1. aAll data are reported in absolute numbers and relative percentages (n, %)
  2. n.a. Not applicable.