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Table 1 The detection rates of major pathogenic bacteria in middle ear effusions using PCR in MAST-positive and -negative groups

From: Detection of bacteria in middle ear effusions based on the presence of allergy: does allergy augment bacterial infection in the middle ear?

Bacterial species No (%) of PCR-positive specimens in the MAST-positive group No (%) of PCR-positive specimens in the MAST-negative group
S. pneumoniae 6 (40.0 %) 21 (53.9 %)
H. influenzae 7 (46.7 %) 10 (25.6 %)
M. catarrhalis 3 (20.0 %) 6 (15.4 %)
  1. PCR polymerase chain reaction; MAST multiple allergosorbent test