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Table 5 Results of tests for S. pneumoniae and N. meningitidis in 87 patients with meningitis.

From: Multiplex quantitative PCR for detection of lower respiratory tract infection and meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis

Bacterial species Culture and/or microscopic examination 16 S rRNA PCR qmPCR Total number No. on antibiotic treatment
    Spn9802 PCR ctrA PCR   
S. pneumoniae + + +   5 2
  - + +   9 5
N. meningitidis + +   + 2  
  - + a   + 8 3
  - b - - - 63  
  1. a Neisseria spp DNA was detected by 16 S rRNA PCR in 2 samples and sequence determined as Neisseria spp. Here considered as N. meningitidis
  2. b Negative for N. meningitidis and H. influenzae