Table 1

Properties of patients and bacteria studied

CSF, cerebrospinal fluid
Patients
    Duration1/7/1991–1/6/1998
    Cases134
    M/F ratio3.06/1
    Age (y)
        Range34–78
        Mean56.4
Bacterial culture
    No of culture
        Liver aspirates134
        Blood 96
        Eye 14
        CSF 2
        Knee joint fluid 1
        Lung abscess 1
    Location of specimen collection
        Liver aspirates and bloodEmergency room
        Vitreous pus48–72 h after admission