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Table 2 Microorganisms isolated from the sputum of patients with BR and COPD

From: Anti-bacterial antibody and T cell responses in bronchiectasis are differentially associated with lung colonization and disease

Microorganism Identified Bronchiectasis patients (%) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients (%)
NT. H.influenzae 63.8 31
P. aeruginosa 56.3 12.0
S. pneumoniae 44.5 17.2
M. catarrhalis 37.8 24.1
A. fumigatus 22.6 3.4
S. maltophilia 15.9 3.4
Candida. sp 14.4 6.9
S aureus 30.3 1.7
E.coli 20.1 5.2
No pathogen isolated 2.5 17.2
No sputum produced 6.8 43.7
  1. BR patients n = 119; COPD patients n = 58
  2. NT = non-typeable