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Table 6 Most common pathogens detected in elderly HAI patients

From: Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of healthcare-associated infection in elderly patients in a large Chinese tertiary hospital: a 3-year surveillance study

HAI sitePathogenStrain (percentage %)
Lower respiratory tractAcinetobacter baumannii90(18.0)
Candida albicans88 (17.6)
Klebsiella pneumoniae71(14.2)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa55(11.0)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia37(7.4)
Others158(31.7)
Subtotal499(100.0)
Urinary systemCandida albicans55(24.4)
Escherichia coli39(17.3)
Enterococcus faecium36(16.0)
Candida tropicalis20(8.9)
Klebsiella pneumoniae17(7.6)
Others58(25.8)
Subtotal225(100.0)
Blood streamEscherichia coli39(13.2)
Klebsiella pneumoniae32(10.9)
Staphylococcus epidermidis20(6.8)
Enterococcus faecium20(6.8)
Staphylococcus hominis17(5.8)
Staphylococcus aureus12(4.1)
Others155(52.5)
Subtotal295(100.0)
OtherEscherichia coli13(12.2)
Klebsiella pneumoniae10(9.4)
Acinetobacter baumannii7(6.5)
Staphylococcus aureus7(6.5)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa6(5.6)
Others64(59.8)
Subtotal107(100.0)
TotalCandida albicans166(14.7)
Klebsiella pneumoniae130(11.6)
Acinetobacter baumannii121(10.8)
Escherichia coli108(9.6)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa87(7.7)
Others514(45.7)
Subtotal1126(100.0)
  1. HAI healthcare-associated infection