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Table 2 Prevalence of bacterial co-infection in children with bronchiolitis requiring invasive ventilation

From: Bacterial co-infection of the respiratory tract in ventilated children with bronchiolitis; a retrospective cohort study

  Cultured (N = 167)
Co-infection 63 (37.7%)
Early co-infection 52 (82.5%)
Late co-infection 11 (17.5%)
Low bacterial growth 67 (40.1%)
No growth 37 (22.2%)
  1. Co-infection: Tracheal culture: > 10^5 CFU/ml or BAL: > 10^4 CFU/ml;
  2. low bacterial growth: Tracheal culture: <10^5 CFU/ml or BAL < 10^4 CFU/ml;
  3. negative: No growth or commensal flora
  4. Early refers to samples collected < 48 h from intubation
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