Molecular characterization of the polymicrobial flora in chronic rhinosinusitis.


INTRODUCTION Conventional cultures have implicated Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CNS) as principal pathogens in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). These results are questioned by recent studies in which molecular probes implicate Haemophilus influenzae instead. OBJECTIVES To identify all bacterial species present on… (More)


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