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Table 1 Septic episodes differentiated according to the site of suspected focus and sepsis severity

From: Prospective comparison of a PCR assay and a microbiological culture technique for identification of pathogens from blood and non-blood samples in septic patients

Septic focus Severity of sepsis Total
Sepsis Severe sepsis Septic shock
Abdomen 1 8 11 20
Abscess 0 5 4 9
Central venous catheter 1 10 12 23
Lung 0 11 13 24
Genitourinary tract 1 2 0 3
Infected wound 1 4 0 5
Other 0 2 1 3
Total 4 42 41 87
  1. Data are given as a number of septic episodes