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Table 5 Clinical impact regarding bacteria identified by 16S PCR

From: Impact of 16S rDNA sequencing on clinical treatment decisions: a single center retrospective study

Type of bacterium Identified by 16S PCR Clinical impact Clinical impact (%)
Common Gram + 125 29 23
Common Gram − 18 8 44
Anaerobe 39 16 41
Fastidiousa 21 12 57
Total 203b 65 32
  1. acontaining 9 group HACEK bacteria, 1 Bartonella sp., 1 Bordetella holmesii, 2 Nocardia spp., 1 Mycobacterium genavense, 1 Mycobacterium leprae, 1 Neisseria gonorrhoeae, 2 Tropheryma whipplei, 2 Mycoplasma salivarium and 1 Francisella tularensis
  2. bamong 191 positive 16S PCR, some were positive for more than one bacterium and 203 bacteria were identified
  3. Abbreviations: PCR polymerase chain reaction
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