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Table 2 Distribution of blood culture isolates across patients’ groups

From: Bloodstream infections in patients with malignancies: implications for antibiotic treatment in a Ghanaian tertiary setting

Microorganisms Patients’ group (%) Cancers p value Febrile neutropenia (n = 23)
Haematologic Non-haematol. (n = 39)
Paeds. (n = 59) Adults (n = 34) p value Leuk. (n = 35) Lymp. (n = 15) Myel. (n = 4)
Gram negatives (n = 49) a26 a23 0.028 a22 (62.8)a a9 (60.0)a a2 (50.0)a a16 (41.0)a 0.056 a9
 Enterobacteriaceae (n = 32) 16 16 0.051 15 8 1 12 0.182 6
  Escherichia coli (n = 8) 2 6 0.018 5 0a 1 2 0.310 1
  K. pneumoniae (n = 3) 2 1 0.906 1 0 0 2 0.378 2
  Citrobacter species (n = 12) 6 6 0.300 6 2 0a 4 0.517 1
  Enterobacter species (n = 7) 5 2 0.648 2 2 0 3 0.959 2
  Providencia species (n = 1) 1 0 0.455 0 1 0 0 0.393 0
  Salmonella typhimurium (n = 1) 1 0 0.455 0 0 0 1 0.236 0
 Acinetobacter species (n = 7) 5 2 0.648 1 3 1 2 0.456 2
 Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n = 10) 5 5 0.350 7 1 0 2 0.137 1
Gram positives (n = 40) a31 b9 0.014 b10 (28.5)a a6 (40.0)a a2 (50.0)a a21 (53.8)a 0.048 a12
  Enterococcus species (n = 2) 2 0 0.278 0 0 0 2 0.093 1
  Staphylococcus aureus (n = 4) 3 1 0.623 0 1 1 2 0.738 0
  Staphylococcus epidermidis (n = 28) 21 7 0.128 10 2 0 15 0.088 9
  Streptococcus species (n = 6) 5 1 0.295 0 3 1 2 0.659 2
Fungi (n = 4)
  Candida species b2 c2 0.568 2 (5.7)c b0 a0 b2 (5.3) 0.738 b2
  1. Numbers with differing superscripts within columns or differing subscripts within rows are significantly different at the p < 0.05
  2. Paeds paediatric patients, Leuk. leukemia, Lymph. lymphoma, Myel myeloma, Non-haematol. non-haematologic malignancies (type not confirmed)