Table 1

 Days in which bacterial DNA was detected in blood and its identification in patients with acute pancreatitis

Patient NoDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
Filled areas represent days on which blood was obtained for culture and bacterial DNA detection (with bacteria detected indicated). ND, no detection of bacterial DNA.
Blank areas represent days on which no blood samples were collected.
*Samples obtained after the beginning of antibiotic prophylaxis.
6 C freundii NDND
8 C freundii* C freundii* ND*
12 C freundii NDND
15 P aeruginosa* P aeruginosa* ND*
18 P aeruginosa NDND
20 C freundii* ND*ND*