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Table 4 Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection by culture and PCR in organs and blood of infected hamsters

From: Animal model of Mycoplasma fermentans respiratory infection

Day Trachea Right lung Left lung Heart Spleen Kidney Brain Blood Total
1 3/3 2/3 3/3 2/3 3/3 3/3 3/3 2/3 21/24
5 2/3 3/3 2/3 1/3 2/3 3/3 2/3 1/3 16/24
10 1/3 2/3 1/3 2/3 0/3 0/3 1/3 0/3 7/24
15 3/3 3/3 3/3 2/3 3/3 3/3 2/3 0/3 19/24
25 0/3 1/3 3/3 1/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 13/24
35 1/3 2/3 2/3 3/3 2/3 2/3 1/3 2/3 15/24
50 0/3 2/3 3/3 0/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 3/3 14/24
Total 10/21 15/21 17/21 11/21 14/21 15/21 13/21 10/21  
  1. *Detected mycoplasmas in organs or blood /total of infected hamsters.