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Table 2 Bacterial sequences identified in synovial fluid from reactive arthritis and postinfectious arthritis patients

From: Investigation of infectious agents associated with arthritis by reverse transcription PCR of bacterial rRNA

Bacteria (Non-DNase) Bacteria (DNase) Bacteria (Non-DNase) Bacteria (DNase)
Patient A    1 × Neisseria (3)
1 × E. coli (2) 2 × E. coli (5)   1 × Lactobacillus (3)
1 × Abiotrophia adiceins 1 × Pseudomonas (1)   1 × Peptostreptococcus (2)
  1 × Pseudomonas (4)   
  1 × Streptococcus (9) Patient H  
  1 × Anabaena (1) 3 × Deinococcus (1) 3 × Staphylococcus (1)
   2 × Neisseria (1) 2 × Lactobacillus (1)
Patient B    1 × Bradyrhizobium (1)
2 × Propionibacterium acnes (1) 3 × Anabaena (1)   1 × Bacillus (5)
1 × Streptococcus (7) 1 × Mycobacterium (1)   1 × Peptostreptococcus (4)
1 × Anabaena (1) 1 × Staphylococcus (1)   1 × Anabaena (1)
1 × Lactobacillus (2) 1 × Peptostreptococcus (3)   1 × Taxeobacter
1 × Actinomycetes sp. 1 × Bacillus (3)   1 × Acinetobacter
1 × Unidentified Eubacterium 1 × Neisseria (1)   
  1 × Desulfovibrio sp. Patient I  
  1 × Brevundimonas sp. 2 × Prevotella (2) 1 × Curtobacterium (1)
   1 × Bacillus (4) 1 × Curtobacterium (2)
Patient C   1 × Methylobacterium (1) 1 × P. acnes (1)
1 × P. acnes (1)   1 × Neisseria (1) 1 × Bradyrhizobium (1)
1 × Streptococcus (2)   1 × P. acnes (1) 1 × Mycobacterium (2)
   1 × Bradyrhizobium (1) 1 × Anabaena (1)
Patient D   1 × Pseudomonas (2) 1 × Pseudomonas (2)
1 × Staphylococcus (1) 2 × P. acnes (1) 1 × Dunganella 1 × Unidentified Eubacterium
1 × Pseudomonas (6) 1 × Staphylococcus (2)   
1 × Corynebacterium (3) 1 × Staphylococcus (3) Patient J  
1 × Gamella (2) 1 × Corynebacterium (2) 1 × Corynebaterium (1) 1 × Corynebacterium (4)
CC29 Agrobacterium 1 × Nevskia ramosa (1) 1 × Staphylococcus (3) 1 × Staphylococcus (2)
  1 × Anabaena (1) 1 × Paracoccus sp. 1 × Pseudomonas (1)
  1 × Lactobacillus (2)   1 × Streptococcus (1)
  1 × Methylobacterium (2)   1 × P. acnes (1)
  1 × Streptococcus (2)   1 × Bradyrhizobium (1)
  1 × Rhodococcus (2)   1 × Nevskia ramosa (1)
  1 × Timone (2)   
  1 × Unidentified Patient K  
  1 × Tetracoccus 3 × Unidentified Eubacterium (1) 3 × Anabaena (2)
  1 × Comamonas 3 × Anabaena (2) 1 × Anabaena (3)
  1 × Frankia 2 × P. acnes (1) 3 × P. acnes (1)
  1 × Actinomycetes 2 × Alacaligenes (1) 2 × Lactobacillus (2)
   2 × Rhodococcus (1) 2 × Nocardioides (1)
Patient E   1 × Streptococcus (6) 1 × Neisseria (2)
3 × Staphylococcus (1) 1 × Anabaena (1) 1 × Neisseria (2) 1 × Timone (1)
1 × Staphylococcus (3) 1 × Streptococcus (1) 1 × Staphylococcus (1) 1 × Prevotella (1)
1 × Streptococcus (8) 1 × Pseudomonas (1) 1 × β-Proteobacterium 1 × Unidentified Eubacterium (1)
  1 × Neviskia ramosa (1) 1 × Unidentified Eubacterium 1 × Staphylococcus (1)
  1 × Unidentified 1 × Brevibacterium 1 × Burkholderia
   1 × Burkholderia 1 × Kineosporia
Patient F   1 × Nitrosomonas 1 × Spirochaeta
1 × Propionibacterium (2) 2 × Pseudomonas (2)   
1 × Streptococcus (3) 1 × Propionibacterium (2) Patient L  
1 × Anabaena (1) 1 × Anabaena (1) 4 × Unidentified Eubacterium (1) 9 × Unidentified Eubacterium (1)
1 × Stenotrophomonas 1 × Corynebacterium (1) 3 × Gamella (1) 3 × Micrococcus (1)
1 × Burkholderia 1 × Streptococcus (4) 1 × Staphylococcus (1) 1 × Micrococcus (2)
1 × Actinomyces 1 × Afipia 1 × P. acnes (1) 1 × Methylobacterium (1)
   1 × Pseudomonas (3) 1 × Methylobacterium (2)
Patient G   1 × Corynebaterium (1) 1 × Alcaligenes (2)
1 × Pseudomonas (5) 3 × P. acnes (1) 1 × Timone (1) 1 × Staphylococcus (1)
  3 × Pseudomonas (5) 1 × Rhodococcus (1) 1 × Afipia
  1 × Streptococcus (2) 1 × Peptostreptococcus (1) 1 × Pinus strobus
  1 × Streptococcus (5) 1 × Neisseria (2)  
  1 × Gamella (3) 1 × Methylobacterium (1)  
  1. Details of the bacterial species identified by sequencing clones obtained following reverse transcription PCR. Twenty clones were picked from each PCR product. Only good quality, full-length sequences (350–400 bp) were analyzed in detail; shorter sequences were ignored because the species from which they came could not be accurately identified. Each column shows the identity and the number of sequences obtained. The numbers in brackets after species names serve to identify different sequences from the same organism. Full details of the sequences can be obtained from the authors on request.