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Table 2 Type of bacteria missed by Gram stain but detected by AO stain (n = 6)

From: Comparison of acridine orange fluorescent microscopy and gram stain light microscopy for the rapid detection of bacteria in cerebrospinal fluid

BacteriaNumberPercentage
Escherichia coli116.67
Haemophilus influenzae350.00
Neisseria meningitidis233.33