TABLE 3

Discordance Among CSF and Blood Culture Results

VariableDiscordant ResultsConcordant ResultsTotal
Negative Blood CulturePositive Blood Culturea (Organism Different From CSF)Positive Blood Culture (Organism Same as CSF)
Positive CSF culture3525592
Gram-negative rod122bc1631
Gram-positive cocci233962
  • a Discordant pair (CSF pathogen/blood pathogen).

  • b Pseudomonas: group B streptococcus.

  • c Enterobacter: streptococcus spp.