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Research Article

Bacterial Aetiologies of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among Adults in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Table 2

Bacteria detected in fluids from lower respiratory tract by culture and RT-PCR.

FPEf (n=67)BAL (n=40)FPEm (n=34)
Culture (%)RT-PCR (%)Culture (%)RT-PCR (%)Culture (%)RT-PCR (%)

Bacteria

Streptococcus pneumoniae1 (1.5)3 (7.1)2 (5)4 (10)5 (14.7)13 (38.2)
Haemophilus influenzae07 (11.4)4 (10)9 (22.5)1 (2.9)4 (11.7)
Klebsiella pneumoniae1 (1.5)4 (5.7)4 (10)4 (10)05 (14.7)
Moraxella catarrhalis0004 (10)02 (5.9)
Staphylococcus aureus03 (4.3)03 (7.5)1 (2.9)4 (11.7)
Streptococcus anginosus0/0/1 (2.9)/
Streptococcus constellatus0/0/1 (2.9)/
Enterobacter agglomerans0/1 (2.5)/0/
Pseudomonas aeruginosa0/2 (5)/0/
Citrobacter koseri0/1 (2.5)/0/
Legionella species/0/3 (7.5)/3 (8.9)

Total2 (3)17 (25.4)14 (35)27 (67.5)9 (26.5)31 (91.1)

BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage; RT-PCR: reverse-transcriptase real-time polymerase chain reaction; FPEf: fluid drained from pleural effusion; FPEm: fluid drained from pleural empyema.

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