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Table 2 Etiological diagnosis of CAP by PCR

From: Molecular etiological profile of atypical bacterial pathogens, viruses and coinfections among infants and children with community acquired pneumonia admitted to a national hospital in Lima, Peru

Pathogen Frequency
(n = 146)
Prevalence (%)
Atypical pathogens (Group 1) 58 39.72
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae 47 32.19
 Chlamydia pneumoniae 11 7.53
Virus (Group 2) 52 35.62
 RSV-A 35 23.97
 Flu-A 3 2.05
 Flu-C 1 0.68
 CoV 1 0.68
 HRV 1 0.68
 PIV-1 3 2.05
 PIV-2 4 2.74
 PIV-4 3 2.05
 HEV 1 0.68
Coinfections (Group 3) 27 18.49
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + RSV-A 14 9.59
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + HRV 1 0.68
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + PIV-1 1 0.68
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + PIV-2 1 0.68
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + RSV-A + HEV 1 0.68
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + Chlamydia pneumoniae + RSV-A 1 0.68
 Mycoplasma pneumoniae + Chlamydia pneumoniae + Flu-A + Flu-C 1 0.68
 Chlamydia pneumoniae + RSV-A 2 1.37
 Chlamydia pneumoniae + CoV 1 0.68
 Chlamydia pneumoniae + Mycoplasma pneumoniae 3 2.06
 Chlamydia pneumoniae + Flu-A 1 0.68
Negative samples 36 24.66