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Table 3 Clinical features of reported cases of Kerstersia spp. after first identification in 2003 by Coenye et al. [1] (Source: PubMed, Medline)

From: Chronic lower extremity wound infection due to Kerstersia gyiorum in a patient with Buerger’s disease: a case report

Year of publication Reference number Authors Patient age Gender Smoking history Clinical condition Source Polymicrobial/monomicrobial Isolated Species Antibiotic treatment Outcome
2012 4 Almuzara et al. 16 Male Absent Complicated chronic otitis media Bezold’s abscess Monomicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum Iv ampicillin-sulbactam and ceftriaxone (3 days) Oral ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid Recovered
2013 2 Pence et al. 55 Male Present Chronic otitis medi Mastoid cavity specimen Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum
Corynebacterium amycolatum
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (14 days) Recovered
2013 2 Pence et al. 61 Female Absent Lower leg ulcer Wound specimen swab Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum
Morganella morganii
Ciprofloxacin (10 days) Unknown
2014 8 Deutscher et al. 63 Female Absent- Ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure,
Chronic tracheostomy
Bronchoalveolar lavage Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Piperacillin-tazobactam, doripenem, ciprofloxacin, ceftazidime, colistin Died from complications
2014 6 Mwalutende et al. 53 Male Present Chronic suppurative otitis media Ear swab Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum,
Proteus mirabilis
Ciprofloxacin ear drops Recovered
2014 6 Mwalutende et al. 33 Male Absent Chronic suppurative otitis media Ear swab Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum,
Escherichia coli
Staphylococcus aureus
Ciprofloxacin ear drops Recovered
2015 5 Uysal et al. 25 Male Absent Chronic suppurative otitis media Ear swab Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum
Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
Imipenem (10 days) Recovered
2015 7 Bostwick et al. 69 Female Absent Chronic lower extremity ulcer, bacteremia, sepsis Blood culture Monomicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum Ciprofloxacin, clindamycin (14 days) Recovered
2016 3 Ogawa et al. 82 Male Absent Urinary tract infection Urine Polymicrobial Kerstersia gyiorum
Proteus vulgaris
Levofloxacin (5 days) Recovered
2012 12 Vandamme et al. 54 Male Unknown Unknown Neck abscess Unknown Kerstersia similis Unknown Unknown