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Table 2 Causative microorganisms of acute respiratory distress syndrome

From: Prognosis of pathogen-proven acute respiratory distress syndrome diagnosed from a protocol that includes bronchoalveolar lavage: a retrospective observational study

N = 50
Pneumonia (N = 31)
 Bacteria (N = 20) Streptococcus pneumonia 7
MRSA 2
Legionella pneumophila 4
MSSA 2
Klebsiella pneumonia 1
Schewanella algae 1
Moraxella catarrhalis 1
Enterobacter aerogenes 1
Haemophilus influenza 1
 Virus (N = 7) Influenza virus 6
Cytomegalovirus 1
 Fungi (N = 7) Aspergillus spp. 3
Pneumocystis jirovecii 3
Cryptococcus neoformans 1
Aspiration (N = 6)
Sepsis (N = 13)   
  Streptococcus pyogenes 4
  Escherichia coli 3
  MRSA 2
  Peptostreptococcus spp., prevotella oralis 1
  Morganella morganii 1
  Klebsiella pneumonia 1
  Klebsiella oxytoca 1
  Leptotrichia trevisanii 1
  1. Aspergillus spp. in pneumonia patients and Escherichia coli in sepsis patients were duplicated. Of the 31 patients with pneumonia, three had both viruses and fungi as causative pathogens
  2. MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus