Table 1

Bacterial etiology of episodes (ATP cohort)
Otorrhoea N = 76 Tympanocentesis N = 24 Total N = 100
Culture positive for n % n % n %
Any growth 43 57 10 42 53 53
Streptococcus pneumoniae 10 13 0 0 10 10
Haemophilus influenzae 14 18 7 29 21 21
Streptococcus pyogenes 13 17 0 0 13 13
Moraxella catarrhalis 0 0 1 4 1 1
Achromobacter spp. 1 8 0 0 1 7
Acinetobacter lwoffii 0 - 1 50 1 7
Coryneobacertium spp. 1 8 0 0 1 7
Escherichia coli 1 8 0 0 1 7
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 15 0 0 2 13
Staphylococcus aureus 8 62 1 50 9 60

N = number of episodes.

% = n/Number of episodes with available results x 100.

Note: More than one other bacteria was detected for some samples.

Grevers et al.

Grevers et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:312   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-312

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