Table 2

Organisms identified as causes of septic arthritis

OrganismNumber of cases%
S aureus 10854
Streptococci3618
 β-haemolytic streptococci 24
 S pneumoniae 11
 Other streptococci 1
Enterococci31.5
Coliform bacilli157.5
H influenzae type b157.5
Neisseria spp 94.5
Mixed infection 63
M tuberculosis 10.5
Other63