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Table 5 Microbiologic findings for patients with severe pneumonia

From: Interleukin 6, lipopolysaccharide-binding protein and interleukin 10 in the prediction of risk and etiologic patterns in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the German competence network CAPNETZ

Microbial etiology Number of patients
  Inpatients Outpatients Total
Typical bacteria 18 1 19
   Streptococcus pneumonia 8 0 8
   Haemophilus influenza 3 1 4
   Escherichia coli 1 0 1
   Staphylococcus aureus 2 0 2
   Enterobacter spp. 1 0 1
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 0 2
   Streptococcus pyogenes 1 0 1
Atypical pathogens 19 2 21
   Mycoplasma pneumonia 10 2 12
Legionella spp. 9 0 9
Viruses 1 0 1
   Influenza A 1 0 1
Mixed organisms 4 0 4
Unknown organism(s) 60 0 60
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