The causative organisms of septicaemia and their epidemiology.

  title={The causative organisms of septicaemia and their epidemiology.},
  author={Susannah J. Eykyn and William R. Gransden and Ian Phillips},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  volume={25 Suppl C},
During the 20 years, 1969-88, nearly 4000 episodes of septicaemia were studied prospectively at St. Thomas' Hospital. Forty percent were community-acquired and 60% hospital-acquired. Overall the commonest isolate was Escherichia coli (22%). In community-acquired bacteraemias, Esch. coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus accounted for almost 60% of episodes, and the commonest foci of infection were the urinary tract (Esch. coli) and the respiratory tract (Str. pneumoniae). Esch… CONTINUE READING