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Table 1 Relationship between microorganisms isolated and cytological findings

From: Comparison of the biopsy and cytobrush techniques for diagnosis of subclinical endometritis in mares

Microorganisms Cytobrush Endometrial biopsy
Number of smears with negative cytology Number of smears with positive cytology Concordance between cytology and microbiology (%) Number of smears with negative cytology Number of smears with positive cytology Concordance between cytology and microbiology (%)
β-hemolytic Streptococcus 0 5 5/5 (100) 0 7 7/7 (100)
α-hemolytic Streptococcus 2 0 0/2 (0) 3 1 1/4 (25)
E.coli 2 2 2/4 (50) 3 1 1/4 (25)
Fungi 0 8 8/8 (100) 4 5 5/9 (56)
Bacillus spp. 4 4 4/8 (50) 6 3 3/9 (33)
Corynebacterium spp. 0 2 2/2 (100) 0 2 2/2 (100)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0 1 1/1 (100) 1 0 0/1 (0)
Micrococcus spp. 0 0 0 0 2 2/2 (100)
Staphylococcus epidermidis 1 1 1/2 (50) 1 1 1/2 (50)
Candida + β hemolytic Streptococcus 0 3 3/3 (100) 0 3 3/3 (100)
Aspergillus + Staphylococcus aureus 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 (100)