Table 1.

Primary source of sepsis in patients with septic AKIa

Source of Sepsisn (%)
Thoracic250 (30.0)
Intra-abdominal202 (24.3)
Endovascular56 (6.7)
Hematologic/oncologic/immunocompromised48 (5.8)
Urogenital34 (4.1)
Skin/soft tissue/bone29 (3.5)
Central nervous system12 (1.4)
Other7 (0.8)
Source unknown/not specified195 (23.4)
  • a Thoracic included pneumonia, lung abscess, mediastinitis, purulent pericarditis epiglottitis, and sinusitis; intra-abdominal included biliary sources, pancreatitis, perforated viscous, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and liver abscess; endovascular included bacteremia, infective endocarditis, catheter-associated bloodstream infection, infected vascular grafts, and septic thrombophlebitis; hematologic/oncologic/immunocompromised included febrile neutropenia, post-bone marrow transplant, AIDS-related, and immune suppression; central nervous system included meningitis, ventriculitis, and epidural abscess; skin/soft tissue/bone included cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, and septic arthritis; other included malaria, dengue fever, and leptospirosis.