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Table 2 Distribution of the most commonly pathogens of all detected relevant pathogens in 23,085 events of BSI (nepisode: number of episodes. % of all episodes in each column); for a definition of “event” and “episode” see main text

From: The epidemiology of bloodstream infections and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in Thuringia, Germany: a five-year prospective, state-wide surveillance study (AlertsNet)

Pathogen overall 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
nepisode = 28,366 % nepisode = 4845 % nepisode = 5242 % nepisode = 5722 % nepisode = 6573 % nepisode = 5,985 %
E. coli 7207 25.4 1133 23.4 1343 25.6 1490 26.0 1678 25.5 1563 26.1
S. aureus 4297 15.2 759 15.7 832 15.9 859 15.0 1005 15.3 842 14.1
S. epidermidis 2309 8.1 491 10.1 411 7.8 458 8.0 494 7.5 455 7.6
K. pneumonia 1302 4.6 235 4.9 255 4.9 253 4.4 275 4.2 284 4.7
E. faecalis 1250 4.4 222 4.6 231 4.4 263 4.6 268 4.1 266 4.4
E. faecium 1185 4.2 259 5.3 239 4.6 234 4.1 251 3.8 202 3.4
Candida spp. 760 2.7 137 2.8 181 3.5 176 3.1 158 2.4 109 1.8
P. mirabilis 636 2.2 89 1.8 105 2.0 120 2.1 169 2.6 153 2.6
P. aeruginosa 489 1.7 63 1.3 78 1.5 93 1.6 136 2.1 119 2.0
S. pneumoniae 461 1.6 66 1.4 77 1.5 91 1.6 137 2.1 90 1.5
S. hominis 447 1.6 123 2.5 60 1.1 80 1.4 93 1.4 91 1.5
other 8023 28.3 1268 26.2 1430 27.3 1605 28.0 1909 29.0 1811 30.2