Table 1

Organisms Isolated in 117 cases of microbiologically documented Septic Arthritis of the Symphysis Pubis in the Literature
Organism No. of Isolates (%)
Staphylococcus aureus 41 (35.04)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 24 (20.51)
Polymicrobial 21 (17.94)
Miscellaneous * 10 (8.54)
Escherichia coli 5 (4.27)
Enterococcussp. 5 (4.27)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 4 (3.41)
Streptococcus** 4 (3.41)
Coagulase negative staphylococci *** 3 (2.56)

* Miscellaneous organisms included Serratia marescens, Brucella melitensis, Bacteroides fragilis, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Citrobacter sp., Peptostreptococcus sp, Lactobacillus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Corynebacterium accolens, Actinomyces meyeri (1 patient each).

** Streptococci were two Streptococcus pneumoniae and two Streptococcus agalictiae.

*** One Staphylococcus saprophyticus and two Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Wilmes et al.

Wilmes et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:236   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-236

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