Table 1

Range of clinical samples sent for microbiological culture and range of pathogens cultured from each type of sample

Numbers in parentheses refer to either the number of samples sent or the number of occasions on which a given organism was cultured. Mixed growth of organisms was observed in one sputum sample and two skin swabs.
Sputum (23)Haemophilus influenzae (7)
Candida albicans (5)
Streptococcus pneumoniae (4)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2)
Nil (6)
Midstream urine (3)Escherichia coli (1)
Nil (2)
Skin swab (2)Staphylococcus aureus (2)
β-Haemolytic streptococcus (1)
Anaerobes (1)
Stool (1)Nil (1)
Nasal swab (1)Haemophilus influenzae (1)
Blood (1)Nil (1)