Laboratory and clinical characteristics of Staphylococcus lugdunensis prosthetic joint infections.

@article{Shah2010LaboratoryAC,
  title={Laboratory and clinical characteristics of Staphylococcus lugdunensis prosthetic joint infections.},
  author={Neel B. Shah and Douglas R. Osmon and Hind J. Fadel and Robin Patel and Peggy C Kohner and James M. Steckelberg and Tad Mabry and Elie F. Berbari},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={1600-3}
}
Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus that has several similarities to Staphylococcus aureus. S. lugdunensis is increasingly being recognized as a cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI). The goal of the present retrospective cohort study was to determine the laboratory and clinical characteristics of S. lugdunensis PJIs seen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2007. Kaplan-Meier survival methods and Wilcoxon sum-rank… CONTINUE READING

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