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Table 1 Organisms Isolated in 117 cases of microbiologically documented Septic Arthritis of the Symphysis Pubis in the Literature

From: Osteomyelitis pubis caused by Kingella kingaein an adult patient: Report of the first case

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)
Enterococcus sp. 5 (4.27)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 4 (3.41)
Streptococcus ** 4 (3.41)
Coagulase negative staphylococci *** 3 (2.56)
  1. * 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).
  2. ** Streptococci were two Streptococcus pneumoniae and two Streptococcus agalictiae.
  3. *** One Staphylococcus saprophyticus and two Staphylococcus epidermidis.