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Table 2 Molecular detection top ten organisms: detection frequency and prevalence

From: The microbiome of chronic rhinosinusitis: culture, molecular diagnostics and biofilm detection

  CRS Control
  N = 38 N = 6
  No. detected (%) Total genomes/sample Mean genomes/sample No. detected (%) Total genomes/sample Mean genomes/sample
Staphylococcus aureus 23 (61%) 10549 459 2 (33%) 101 51
Staphylococcus epidermidis 21 (55%) 508 24 4 (67%) 21 5
Propionibacterium acnes 14 (37%) 2339 167 5 (83%) 621 124
Nocardia asteroides 9 (24%) 1587 176 1 (17%) 72 72
Haemophilus influenzae 5 (13%) 404 81 - - -
Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum 4 (11%) 2121 530 - - -
Streptococcus agalactiae 4 (11%) 57 14 1 (17%) 3 3
Moraxella catarrhalis 3 (8%) 2931 977 - - -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 (8%) 1852 617 - - -
Streptococcus pneumoniae 3 (8%) 1908 636 - - -
Mean microbial genomes per patient sample all detected organisms (lower - upper 95% CI) 870 (605–1136) 136 (−32 - 303)