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Table 2 Distribution of sepsis causing pathogens in participants with cancer

From: Sepsis in cancer patients residing in Zimbabwe: spectrum of bacterial and fungal aetiologies and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns

Causative pathogenNumber of isolates (n)Total (%)
Haematological neoplasmSolid tumour
ChildrenAdultsChildrenadults
Gram-negative bacteria (n = 21)
Escherichia coli4228 (16.0)
Klebsiella pneumoniae2327 (14.0)
Enterobacter intermedium1 1 (2.0)
Serratia odorifera11 (2.0)
Acinetobacter species11 (2.0)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa11 (2.0)
Salmonella enteritidis11 (2.0)
Hafnia alvei11 (2.0)
Gram positive bacteria (n = 28)
 CoNS36211 (22.0)
Staphylococcus aureus2114 (8.0)
Enterococcus faecalis1517 (14.0)
Enterococcus gallinarum22 (4.0)
Enterococcus faecium11 (2.0)
Streptococcus species0123 (6.0)
Fungi (n = 1)
Candida albicans11 (2.0)
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