TABLE 1.

Distribution of Pathogens Associated With the First Episode of Late-onset Sepsis: NICHD Neonatal Research Network, September 1, 1998, Through August 31, 2000

Organism*Number%
Gram-positive organisms92270.2
Staphylococcus—coagulase-negative62947.9
S aureus1037.8
Enterococcus spp.433.3
 Group B Streptococcus302.3
 Other1178.9
Gram-negative organisms23117.6
E coli644.9
Klebsiella524.0
Pseudomonas352.7
Enterobacter332.5
Serratia292.2
 Other181.4
Fungi16012.2
C albicans765.8
Candida parapsilosis544.1
 Other302.3
Total1313100
  • * Patients with dual infections and patients with presumed CONS contaminants (defined in text) excluded. Using definitions in text, 276 (44%) CONS were definite infections and 353 (56%) were possible infections.