Table 4

Case-fatality of specific pathogens among infants with neonatal sepsis in four Asian centres

Died from infectionTotal
Organismn (%)
Gram-positive
 Coagulase-negative staphylococci20 (4.8)415
 Enterococcus faecalis1 (2.7)35
 Staphylococcus aureus
  MSSA3 (9.7)31
  MRSA5 (26.3)19
 Group B Streptococcus 5 (15.6)32
 Other Gram-positive bacteria5 (10.2)49
Gram-negative
Klebsiella spp.41 (34.2)120
 Escherichia coli 13 (22.4)58
 Pseudomonas spp.13 (38.2)34
 Serratia spp.11 (52.4)21
 Acinetobacter spp.8 (28.6)28
 Enterobacter spp.3 (12.0)25
 Other Gram-negative bacteria7 (18.9)37
 Candida spp.2 (4.8)42
 Other3 (17.6)17
 Total140 (14.4)963
  • MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA, methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.