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Table 2 Source of infection and causative pathogens in septic patients

From: Plasma nuclear and mitochondrial DNA levels as predictors of outcome in severe sepsis patients in the emergency room

  Survivors n = 56 (%) Non-survivors n = 11 (%) Total n = 67 (%)
Primary site of infection [n (%)]    
Respiratory tract infection 20 (30.3) 7 (10.6) 27 (40.2)
Urinary tract infection 12 (18.2) 1 (1.5) 13 (19.4)
Intra-abdominal infection 13 (23.2) 1 (1.5) 14 (20.9)
Soft tissue infection 8 (12.1) 2 (3.0) 10 (14.9)
Unknown origin 3 (4.5) 0 (0) 3 (4.5)
Causative pathogens [n (%)]    
Escherichia coli 15 (22.4) 1 (1.5) 16 (23.9)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 4 (6.0) 1 (1.5) 5 (7.5)
Other Gram negative bacilli 5 (7.5) 1 (1.5) 6 (9.0)
Streptococcal species 3 (4.5) 1 (1.5) 4 (6.0)
Staphylococcal species 4 (6.0) 0 (0) 4 (6.0)
Negative culture 25 (44.6) 7 (63.6) 32 (47.8)