TABLE 3

Results of microbiological analyses (serology, PCR and culture) in 22 patients diagnosed with primary pulmonary tularaemia at Innlandet Hospital Trust in Norway in 2016–2018

PositiveNegative
First serological test175
Second serological test50
PCR EBUS-TBNA23
PCR BAL13
PCR lung biopsy#10
PCR pleural fluid01
Culture011

EBUS-TBNA: endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration; BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage. #: four out of five lung biopsies were not investigated for Francisella tularensis; : cultures from five EBUS-TBNAs, four BALs, one pleural fluid and one computed tomography-guided lung biopsy.