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Table 3 Other bacteria previously cultured from A. otitidis qPCR-positive ear discharge specimens

From: Quantitative PCR of ear discharge from Indigenous Australian children with acute otitis media with perforation supports a role for Alloiococcus otitidis as a secondary pathogen

Swab S. pneumoniae H. influenzae M. catarrhalis β-haemolytic streptococci Staphylococcus sp. P. aeruginosa Proteus sp. Other
Child A (Left ear) - + - - - - - +
Child A (Right ear) - + - - + - - -
Child B - - n/a - + n/a + +
Child C - - n/a - + - + +
Child D - - - + + - - +
Child E + + - - + - - -
Child F - - n/a - + n/a + +
Child G + + + - + - - +
Child H - - - - + - - +
Child I - - - - + + - +
Child J - - - - + + - +
  1. These data were derived from the original RCT database. Culture data for M. catarrhalis and P. aeruginosa were not available for some swabs due to overgrowth by Proteus species (n/a = not available).