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Table 2 Demographic, clinical, and diagnostic details, treatment, and outcome compared among the four reported patients with Streptobacillus notomytis infection

From: Rat bite fever due to Streptobacillus notomytis complicated by meningitis and spondylodiscitis: a case report

  Fukushima et al. 2018 [4] Ogawa et al. 2018 [6] Kusuda et al. 2019 [5 The present case 2020
Age (years) 67 94 67 72
Gender Female Female Male Female
City, country Okinawa, Japan Nara, Japan Tokyo, Japan Bangkok, Thailand
Comorbidities Hypertension
Dyslipidemia
None Hypertension Cervical spondylosis
Clinical manifestations Fever
Rash
Polyarthritis
Fever
Oligoarthritis
Fever
Rash
Polyarthritis
Fever
Polyarthritis
Meningitis
Hepatitis
Spondylodiscitis
Positive specimens Blood
Pus
Synovial fluid
Intraoral swab from rats in the patient’s house
Blood Synovial fluid
Tissue biopsy from disc L4–L5
Identification technique Culture and PCR Culture and PCR Culture and PCR PCR
Treatment Ampicillin 16 days Ceftriaxone 15 days
Ampicillin/sulbactam 14 days
Minocycline
Meropenem 14 days Ceftriaxone 30 days
Amoxicillin 12 weeks
Outcome Complete recovery Died from Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia Complete recovery Complete recovery