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Table 6 Distribution of virulence/pili genes in asymptomatic carriers and CAP carriers

From: Genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of Streptococcus pneumoniae from community-acquired pneumonia patients and healthy asymptomatic participants in Sichuan province, China

Virulence/pili genes Total (n = 83) Asymptomatic carriers (n = 52) CAP carriers (n = 31) P value
ply (n, %) 81 (97.6) 50 (96.2) 31 (100.0) 0.526
lytA (n, %) 83 (100.0) 52 (100.0) 31 (100.0)
pspA (n, %) 82 (98.8) 51 (98.1) 31 (100.0) 1.000
pavA (n, %) 83 (100.0) 52 (100.0) 31 (100.0)
cbpA (n, %) 80 (96.4) 49 (94.2) 31 (100.0) 0.289
cbpG (n, %) 83 (100.0) 52 (100.0) 31 (100.0)
rlrA (n, %) 31 (37.3) 14 (26.9) 17 (54.8) 0.011
sipA (n, %) 23 (27.7) 6 (11.5) 17 (54.8) 0.000