Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in clusters. Coagulase negative.

Epidemiology

Skin flora

Associated syndromes

  • Endocarditis

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Blood stream infections

  • Prosthetic joint infections

  • Skin and soft tissue infections

Additional Information

Routine Practices if drainage can be contained by dressings otherwise Contact precautions until drainage resolved.

Coagulase negative but clinically behaves more like Staphylococcus aureus and is more virulent than other coagulase-negative staphylococci.