TABLE 2

CSF and Blood Culture Data From 9111 Infants

VariableCSFBlood
n%n%
Negative891297.8837595.5
Positive for bacteria1842.23984.5
Contaminants89112
Pathogens951.02863.4
Gram-positive organisms6265.321775.9
    Enterococcus spp.610
    Group B streptococcus37151
    Listeria monocytogenes11
    Staphylococcus aureus422
    Streptococcus pneumoniae24
    Gram-positive cocci not specified1229
Gram-negative organisms3232.65619.6
    Acinetobacter spp.32
    Citrobacter spp.11
    E coli1237
    Enterobacter spp.41
    Haemophilus influenzae22
    Klebsiella03
    Proteus spp.11
    Pseudomonas spp.32
    Salmonella spp.10
    Serratia spp.22
    Stenotrophomonas multiphilia01
    Neisseria spp.22
Gram-negative rod not specified24