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Table 4 Frequency of organisms isolated by hospital department

From: Antimicrobial sensitivity patterns of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) isolates in Namibia: implications for empirical antibiotic treatment of meningitis

Organism Inpatient Outpatient Pediatrics Missing Total
Streptococcus species 162 16 19 9 206
Neisseria species 94 11 2 0 107
Haemophilus species 47 2 9 1 59
Staphylococcus aureus 34 1 1 0 36
Escherichia coli 13 7 1 1 22
Other Gram negative 20 2 0 0 22
Other Gram positive 12 0 1 0 13
Enterococcus species 8 0 1 0 9
Acinetobacter species 6 0 2 0 8
ESBL’s Klebsiella pneumoniae 6 1 0 0 7
Klebsiella 7 0 0 0 7
Pseudomonas species 0 0 7 0 7
Total 409 (81.3%) 40 (8.0%) 43 (8.5%) 11 (2.2%) 503 (100%)
  1. Source: MEDITECH Database 2009–2012.