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Article Reference Urease operon and urease activity in commensal and disease-causing nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae.
The ure operon was significantly more prevalent in Haemophilus influenzae isolates causing otitis media and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-associated bronchitis than in those from throats of healthy individuals (97% versus 78.1%, P < 0.001). Strains lacking the ure operon are over 8 times more likely to be from the throat than either otitis media or COPD isolates.