Table 4

The proportion of children with bacterial pathogens isolated from their nasopharynx.

Spn (%)

PRSpn (%)

Hi (%)

Mc (%)


Day 0

22/27 (81%)

16/27 (59%)

19/27 (70%)

26/27 (96%)

Week 1

20/24 (83%)

16/24 (67%)

17/24 (71%)

24/24 (100%)

Week 2

18/21 (86%)

13/21 (62%)

17/21 (81%)

20/21 (95%)


Spn = Streptococcus pneumoniae; PRSpn = Penicillin Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae; Hi = Haemophilus influenzae; Mc = Moraxella catarrhalis.

Gibney et al. BMC Pediatrics 2005 5:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-5-16

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