TABLE 1

Age distribution and positivity rates of F. necrophorum for patients enrolled in this study

Age (yr)No. of patients (%)F. necrophorum positivitya
No. of isolates (%)P value
<14263 (87.7)5 (1.9)b<0.001
14–2037 (12.3)5 (13.5)
Total300 (100)10 (3.3)
  • a Positive for F. necrophorum by PCR and culture.

  • b One patient (5 years old) was culture negative but PCR positive.