Case nº Year Reference Country of origin Sex, age of patients Occupation / Source of exposition Main clinical presentation Treatment
1 1966 [114] Panama M, 37 Grass cutter Inguinal lymphadenopathy EX and TET
2 1967 [134] Australia M, 28 Manager of a sheep and cattle farm Lymphadenopathy in the inguinal, leg and thigh lymph nodes EX, DR and PEN
3 1968 [135] Australia M, 24 Sheep shearer Asymptomatic axillary lymphadenopathy EX, PEN and TET
4 1968 [136] Australia M, 23 Butcher Axillary lymphadenopathy EX and TET
5 1974 [137] Australia M, 20 Sheep rancher Axillary lymphadenopathy EX and DR
6 1974 [137] Australia M, 40 Rural worker Inguinal lymphadenopathy EX and ERY
7 1974 [137] Australia F, 50 Housewife of rural worker Asymptomatic cervical lymphadenopathy EX
8 1979 [138] Australia M, 21 Abbatoir worker Axillary lymphadenopathy EX and CLO
9 1979 [115] USA M, 28 Veterinary student Eosinophilic pneumonia ERY
10 1980 [139] France M, 27 Shepherd Axillary lymphadenopathy EX, TET and CHL
11 1981 [140] USA M, 30 Raw milk ingestion Cervical lymphadenopathy EX, DR, PEN and ERY
12 1985 [141] Australia M, 18 Butcher Epitrochlear and axillary lymphadenopathy EX, DR, PEN, FLU, TET and ERY
13 1985 [10] Australia M, 41 Farm worker Axillary lymphadenopathy EX
14 1985 [10] Australia F, 29 Farm worker Inguinal lymphadenopathy EX, PEN and FLU
15 1986 [142] New Zeland M, 29 Sheep rancher Asymptomatic inguinal lymphadenopathy EX, PEN, CLO, FLU and ERY
16 1986 [10] Australia M, 29 Meat inspector Axillary lymphadenopathy EX and DR
17 1988 [10] Australia M, 22 Butcher Axillary lymphadenopathy EX and ERY
18 1988 [10] Australia M, 20 Slaughterman Axillary lymphadenopathy EX, DR and ERY
19 1988 [10] Australia F, 53 Unknown exposure Supraclavicular lymphadenopathy EX
20 1989 [10] Australia M, 40 Abbatoir worker Epitrochlear and axillary lymphadenopathy EX and ERY
21 1991 [143] Belgium NF NF Axillary lymphadenopathy NF
22 1992 [10] Australia M, 27 Worker of a sheep saleyard Axillary lymphadenopathy EX, FLU and AMOX-CLAV
23 1992 [10] Australia M, 26 Abbatoir worker Axillary lymphadenopathy EX and PEN
24 1992 [10] Australia M, 40 Contact with sheep Axillary lymphadenopathy EX, ERY and FLU
25 1995 [144] Spain M, 34 Shepherd Inguinal lymphadenopathy EX and ERY
26 1997 [145] Switzerland M, 30 Sheep rancher and butcher (Turkey) Epitrochlear and axillary lymphadenopathy EX and CLA
27 1997 [146] Australia M, 17 Contact with farm animals Suppurative lymphadenopathy NF
28 1997 [147] New Zeland M, 22 Shepherd Axillary lymphadenopathy EX, DR and ATB
29 2004 [148] Spain F, 33 History of contact with a white rat Cervical lymphadenopathy AMOX-CLAC
30 2004 [149] France F, 63 Living in a rural area Axillary lymphadenopathy EX, DR, CLO, GEN, CIP and PRI
31 2005 [117] China M, 63 Contact only with a dog maintained as pet Ocular infection and mucopurulent discharge AMP, CLO, PEN and VAN
32 2006 [150] France F, 12 Contact with sheep during vacation in a rural area Asymptomatic lymphadenopathy EX, DR, IMI-CIL, RIF and OFL
33 2008 [113] United Kingdon NF Injecting drug user, unknown exposure Endocarditis NR
Legend: EX = excision of the lymph node; DR = drainage of the lymph node content; ATB = antibiotics; TET = tetracycline; PEN = penicillin; CLO = cloxacillin; FLU = flucloxacillin; ERY = erythromycin; CHL = chloramphenicol; AMOX-CLAV = amoxicillin; CLA = clarithromycin; GEN = gentamicin; CIP = ciprofloxacin; PRI = pristinamycin; AMP = ampicillin; VAN = vancomycin; IMI-CIL = imipenem-cilastatin; RIF = rifampin; OFL = ofloxacin; NR = not reported; NF = not found.
Table 2: Summary of data from 33 previously published cases of human infection by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.