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Table 2 Microbiology tests results of 505 patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia

From: Microbial aetiology, outcomes, and costs of hospitalisation for community-acquired pneumonia; an observational analysis

  Sputum culture Sputum PCR Blood culture Blood PCR Urinary antigen test Serology
S. pneumoniae n = 124 46 - 42 - 78 1
Haemophilus influenzae n = 27 25 1 - - - 1
Legionella pneumophila n = 20 1 3 - - 15 6
Mycoplasma pneumoniae n = 9 - 4 - - - 7
Coxiella burnetii n = 28 1 12 2 12 - 20
Chlamydophila spp. n = 16 - 8 - - - 12
Staphylococcus aureus n = 9 8 - 1 - - -
Other pathogen n = 27 23 - 5 - - -
Viral pathogen n = 35 3 2 - - - 19
  1. Abbreviations: n number, S. pneumoniae Streptococcus pneumoniae, spp species.