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Table 5 Detection of the bacterial species involved in DNIs of adults and children (in 3 cultures two different bacteria species were isolated)

From: Microorganisms involved in deep neck infection (DNIs) in Greece: detection, identification and susceptibility to antimicrobials

  Culture Culture + 16SrRNA 16SrRNA
Aerobic Bacteria 237 143 3a
 a. Gram-positive 226 137  
  1. Streptococcus pyogenes 117 69  
  2. Staphylococcus aureus (2 MRSA) 69 50  
  3. Streptococcus group C 24 13  
  4. Streptococcus anginosus 12 5  
  5. Streptococcus constellatus subsp. pharynges 2   
  6. Streptococcus sanguinis 1   
  7. Staphylococcus epidermidis 1   
  8. Brucella melitensis    2a
  9. Mycobacteriun avium    1a
 b. Gram-negative 11 6
  1. Klebsiella pneumoniae 3 3  
  2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 3  
  3. Providencia stuartii 2   
  4. Proteus mirabilis 2   
  5. Serratia liquefaciens 1   
Anaerobic Bacteria 21 7 19a
 a. Gram-positive 7 0 11a
  1. Parvimonas micra 5   
  2. Clostridium bifermentans 2   
  3. Actinomyces israelii    11a
 b. Gram-negative 14 7 8a
  1. Prevotella melaninogenica 7 4  
  2. Fusobacterium nucleatum 7 3  
  3. Fusobacterium necrophorim    8a
  1. aResults obtained only by 16S rRNA PCR