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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

Research

Actinobaculum schaalii, a Common Uropathogen in Elderly Patients, Denmark

Steffen BankComments to Author , Anders Jensen, Thomas M. Hansen, Karen M. Søby, and Jørgen Prag
Author affiliations: Viborg Hospital, Viborg, Denmark (S. Bank, T.M. Hansen, K.M. Søby, J. Prag); Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (A. Jensen)

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Table 4

Uropathogens identified by cultivation of 155 urine samples from patients >60 y of age, Denmark, 2008–2009

Characteristic
Actinobaculum schaalii
PCR positive
PCR negative
Total no. samples 34 121
No growth 3 45
Uropathogens* >104 CFU 31 76
Escherichia coli 13 38
Other Enterobacteriaceae
13
14
Other organisms
Gram-negative aerobic rods 2 6
Enterococcus faecalis 0 6
Coagulase-negative 
 staphylococci 0 4
Aerococci spp. 1 3
Streptococcus spp. 2 3
Yeast 0 2
>3 species 4 8

*Two species were identified in 4 of 34 PCR-positive samples and in 8 of 121 PCR-negative samples.

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