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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Nasopharyngeal Bacterial Interactions in Children

Anthony Almudevar1
Author affiliation: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA

Main Article


Comparison of the odds ratios between bacterium pairs for all subjects and children with acute otitis media*

Bacteria pair Odds ratios, p values
All subjects Acute otitis media
NTHi/Mcat 0.94, p = 0.6935 0.47, p = 0.0006
NTHi/Spn 1.58, p = 0.0004 0.50, p = 0.001
Spn/Mcat 1.71, p<0.0001 1.53, p = 0.05

*NTHi, nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae; Mcat, Moraxella catarrhailis; Spn, Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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Main Article

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1On behalf of Qingfu Xu Janet Casey, and Michael Pichichero.

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