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Table 1 Cases of osteomyelitis caused by Fusobacterium spp. reported in the medical literature

From: Osteomyelitis of a long bone due to Fusobacterium nucleatum and Actinomyces meyeriin an immunocompetent adult: A case report and literature review

Cases Gender/Age (year) Predisposing factors Location Species Culture specimens Antibiotics Outcome
Murray et al.[4] M/7 Sickle cell disease Tibia F.nucleatum Tissue Nafcillin + Ceftriaxone → Clindamycin 6w (IV) Cured
Beauchamp et al.[5] M/6 None Pelvis F.nucleatum Tissue Clindamycin 10 w (IV 4w, PO 6w) Cured
Le Moal et al.[6] F/78 Recent dental work Vertebra, L5-S1 F.necrophorum Blood and tissue Clindamycin 12 w (IV 4w, PO 8w) Cured
  M/62 Arterial hypertension Vertebra, L4-L5 F.necrophorum Blood Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid → Clindamycin 8w (IV 4w, PO 4w) Cured
  M/61 Diabetes mellitus, Arterial hypertension Vertebra, T6-T8 F.nucleatum Blood and tissue Penicilin G 4w (IV) → Clindamycin 8w (PO) Cured
Sanchez et al.[1] M/16 None Pubic symphysis F.necrophorum Blood Imipenem → Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid 6w Cured
Stahlman et al.[7] M/13 None Fibula F.necrophorum Tissue Penicilin G 6w (IV) Cured