Table 2

 Clinical and microbiological characteristics of the patients

Patient NoSeverityAetiologyBacterial identificationBlood cultureInfection
Bacterial identification, positive detection of bacterial DNA and subsequent identification of bacteria.
*Interpreted as culture contamination (see text for details).
6MildBiliary C freundii
8MildIdiopathic C freundii
11SevereBiliaryUrinary (E coli)
12MildIdiopathic C freundii Respiratory
15SevereIdiopathic P aeruginosa Pancreatic necrosis (E coli)
18MildIschaemic P aeruginosa
20SevereBiliary C freundii
29MildBiliary S epidermidis*