Table 1

The aetiology in 77 patients with septic shock

AetiologyPrevalence
Gram negative
 Neisseria meningitidis 37
 Haemophilus influenzae 1
 Escherischia coli 5
 Enterobacter spp1
 Klebsiella spp1
 Pseudomonas spp2
 Pasteurella spp1
Gram positive
 Group B streptococcus6
 Pneumococcus1
 α Haemolytic streptococcus1
 Streptococcus viridans 1
 Streptococcus pyogenes 1
 Enterococcus2
 Coagulase negative staphylococcus5
 Staphylococcus aureus 2
Fungal
 Candida albicans 3
Other
 Peritonitis2
 Pancreatic abscess1
 Toxic shock syndrome3
 Osteomyelitis1