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Table 2 Microbiological analysis in specimens obtained by bronchofiberscopy and surgery

From: A lung abscess caused by secondary syphilis – the utility of polymerase chain reaction techniques in transbronchial biopsy: a case report

1. Bronchofiberscopy
PCR tests for Treponema pallidum
 Bronchoalveolar lavage Undetected
 TBB Detected (tpp47-PCR and polA-PCR)
 Culture tests for bacteria and mycobacteria
 Bronchoalveolar lavage Undetected
 Lavage of forceps in TBB Undetected
2. Surgery
 Real-time PCR tests for Treponema pallidum Undetected
 Culture test for bacteria in pus inside the abscess Undetected
 Real-time PCR tests for multi-microbes [17]
Number Bacteria name Quantity
1 Staphylococcus aureus Undetected
2 Bacillus anthracis Undetected
3 Listeria monocytogenes Undetected
4 Streptococcus pyogenes Undetected
5 Streptococcus agalactiae Undetected
6 Streptococcus mutans Undetected
7 Streptococcus sobrinus Undetected
8 Streptococcus sanguinis Undetected
9 Streptococcus oralis Undetected
10 Streptococcus salivaris Undetected
11 Streptococcus pneumoniae Undetected
12 Enterococcus faecalis Undetected
13 Enterococcus faecium Undetected
14 Clostridium tetani Undetected
15 Clostridium difficile Undetected
16 Peptostreptococcus anaerobius Undetected
17 Actinomyces Undetected
18 Corynebacterium diphtheriae Undetected
19 Mycobacterium tuberculosis Undetected
20 Mycobacterium laprae Undetected
21 Mycobacterium chelonae Undetected
22 Mycobacterium kansasii Undetected
23 Mycobacterium avium complex Undetected
24 Nocardia asteroids Undetected
25 Bacteroides fragills Undetected
26 Elizabethkingia meningosepticum Undetected
27 Campylobacter jejuni Undetected
28 Helicobacter cinaedi Undetected
29 Helicobacter pylori Undetected
30 Rickettsia prowazekii Undetected
31 Rickettsia japonica Undetected
32 Orientia tsutsugamushi Undetected
33 Bartonella henselae Undetected
34 Brucella Undetected
35 Bordetella pertussis Undetected
36 Burkhoderia mallei Undetected
37 Burkhoderia cepacian Undetected
38 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Undetected
39 Neisseria meningitidis Undetected
40 Francisella tularensis Undetected
41 Legionella pneumophilia Undetected
42 Moraxella catarrhalis Undetected
43 Pseudomonas aeruginosa Undetected
44 Acinetobacter baumannii Undetected
45 Aeromonas hydrophia Undetected
46 Vibrio cholerae Undetected
47 Vibrio parahaemolyticus Undetected
48 Vibrio vulnificus Undetected
49 Haemophilus influenzae Undetected
50 Escherichia coli Undetected
51 Salmonella enterica Undetected
52 Shigella Undetected
53 Klebsiella pneumonia Undetected
54 Yersinia psttis Undetected
55 Yersinia enterocolitica Undetected
56 Citrobacter freundii Undetected
57 Proteus mirabilis Undetected
58 Morganella morganii Undetected
59 Providencia Undetected
60 Mycoplasma pneumoniae Undetected
61 Fusobacterium nucleatum Undetected
62 Leptospira interrogans Undetected
63 Chlamydia psittaci Undetected
64 Chlamydia trachomatis Undetected
65 Chlamydia pneumoniae Undetected
66 Aspergillus fumigatus Undetected
67 Aspergillus nigar Undetected
68 Aspergillus flavus Undetected
69 Cryptococcus Undetected
70 Histoplasma Undetected
71 Trichosporon Undetected
72 Mucor Undetected
73 Coccidioides Undetected
74 Propionibacterium acnes Detected (not significant)
75 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Detected (not significant)
76 Candida albicans Detected (not significant)
  1. Abbreviations: TBB Transbronchial biopsy, PCR Polymerase chain reaction
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