Table 3

No (%) of pathogens detected in 267 adults studied according to age

  • Pathogens were identified from bronchial washings in two patients (L pneumophilia, influenza A), post mortem lung tissue in one (S pneumoniae), and pleural fluid in one (Bacteroidesspp).

  • 3-150 Gram negative Enterobacteriaceae (details in text).

  • 3-151 Bacteroides spp isolated from pleural fluid in one patient, Fusobacterium necrophorum from blood of a patient with dental caries, andGemella morbilloram from blood of another patient.

  • 3-152 Excluding those found to be diagnostic in C pneumoniae assays.