Table 2

Identification of pathogens for infants with septicemia*

PathogensN
Escherichia coli11†
Group B streptococcus2
Haemophilus influenzae or parainfluenzae2
Streptococcus pneumoniae1
  • *Not included in the table, there were four infants having a blood culture positive with a micro-organism considered to be contaminant: two coagulase negative Staphylococcus, one propionibacterium, one corynebacterium striatum.

  • †Including one infant with meningitis.