TABLE 2.

Reported meningitis cases caused by S. bovis biotype II/2 (S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus)

Yr of report (reference)Patient ageGenderCSF Gram stainPositive culturesAntibiotic susceptibilityaLength of antibiotic therapy (days)Additional clinical informationOutcome
1993 (10)61 yrsMaleNegativeBlood, CSFPenicillin, cefotaxime*Not reportedBronchitis on chronic steroids, benign hyperplastic polyp on colonoscopySurvived
2000 (3)4 wksMalePositiveBlood, CSFPenicillin*18Premature deliverySurvived
2003 (12)3 daysMalePositiveBlood, CSFPenicillin*14Not applicableSurvived
2009 (15)5 daysFemaleNot reportedBlood, CSFPenicillin, cefotaxime,* imipenem14Not applicableSurvived
Present study75 yrsMaleNegativeBlood, CSFPenicillin, ceftriaxone,* clindamycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, linezolid, vancomycin10Radiation proctitisSurvived
  • a *, antibiotic chosen for ultimate patient treatment based on results of culture and susceptibility testing.