Clinical significance of a single Staphylococcus lugdunensis-positive blood culture.

@article{Fadel2011ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of a single Staphylococcus lugdunensis-positive blood culture.},
  author={Hind J. Fadel and Robin Patel and Emily A. Vetter and Larry Baddour},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={1697-9}
}
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) cause human infections that characteristically involve indwelling medical devices with an infection course that is usually indolent. In contrast, Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a species of CoNS that can cause infection of either a device or native tissue with an aggressive clinical course more reflective of infection due to Staphylococcus aureus (4, 5). The majority of infections caused by S. lugdunensis involve skin and soft tissue (8, 9). A panoply of… CONTINUE READING

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