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Table 7 Morphometric parameters of biofilm formed by Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae isolates taken from patients with sarcoidosis

From: Changes in the prevalence and biofilm formation of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae from the respiratory microbiota of patients with sarcoidosis

Haemophili isolates selected from Thickness of biofilm ± SD (μm) Measurement area covered by biofilm (%) ± SD Content of live cells (%) in biofilm ± SD Biofilm area covered by live cells (%) ± SD
  Haemophilus influenzae
Nasopharynx (n = 3) 11.3 ± 3.2 68.9 ± 2.5 58.4 ± 2.97 66.99 ± 9.1
Sputum (n = 4) 16.4 ± 3.7 73.6 ± 7.96 81.5 ± 5.4 81.4 ± 1.6
All (n = 7) 14.2 ± 3.5 71.6 ± 5.6 71.6 ± 4.4 75.2 ± 4.8
  Haemophilus parainfluenzae
Nasopharynx (n = 10) 20.5 ± 4.9 47.1 ± 5.9 76.8 ± 4.2 72.5 ± 12.5
Sputum (n = 8) 19.4 ± 3.7 54.95 ± 3.5 86.0 ± 5.4 84.6 ± 4.7
Total (n = 18) 20.0 ± 4.3 50.58 ± 4.8 80.9 ± 4.8 77.9 ± 8.98
  1. Averages morphometric parameters of biofilm formed by Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae isolates was calculated on the basis of data assessed using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) images after 24 h incubation