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Table 3 Bacterial isolated from blood and endocervix of women with puerperal sepsis

From: Laboratory confirmed puerperal sepsis in a national referral hospital in Tanzania: etiological agents and their susceptibility to commonly prescribed antibiotics

Pathogen Blood cultures Endocervical swabs Total Isolates
Total Isolates
N (%) a
From patients with Prior treatment
N (%) b
Total Isolates
N (%) a
From patients with Prior treatment
N (%) b
Klebsiella spp 7 (31.8) 4 (57.1) 15 (17.4) 9 (60.0) 22
E. coli 6 (27.3) 4 (66.7) 62 (72.1) 29 (46.8) 68
Pseudomonas spp 2 (9.1) 2 (100.0) 2
Enterococci 2 (9.1) 2 (100.0) 2
S. aureus 5 (22.7) 3 (60.0) 8 (9.3) 4 (50.0) 13
Yeast cells 1 (1.2) 1 (100.0) 1
Total 22 (100.0) 15 (68.2) 86 (100.0) 43 (50.0) 108
  1. a Percentage within total isolates, b percentage within specific isolate