Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, slide coagulase positive

Epidemiology

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a ubiquitous organism that colonizes the skin and can cause invasive disease

Associated syndromes

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a highly virulent organism and should be managed in the same manner as Staphylococcus aureus; infection manifests as pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection, MSK infection, endocarditis, abscess, pneumonia, infection of prosthetic devices and others

Additional Information

Add droplet if patient has a cough