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Table 2 Characteristics of invasive SDSE and S. anginosus group infections in a one-year period at London health sciences centre

From: Fournier’s gangrene of the penis caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis: case report and incidence study in a tertiary-care hospital

Characteristics SDSE S. anginosusgroup
Patients, n 14 17
Rate (per 100,000 population) 3.2 3.9
Source of organism, n (%)   
Blood 11 (79) 6 (35)
Tissue 3 (21) 10 (59)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 0 (0) 1 (6)
Antibiotic resistance, n (%)   
Penicillin 0 (0) 1 (6)
Ceftriaxone - 1 (6)
Erythromycin 1 (7) 2 (12)
Clindamycin 2 (14) 2 (12)
Vancomycin - 0 (0)