Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, coagulase-negative.

Normal skin flora.

Isolation of Staphylococcus lugdunensis from blood cultures is associated with infective endocarditis and should be treated similarly to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

Disease manifestations include infections of prosthetic materials including:

  •  Endocarditis

  •  Osteomyelitis

  •  Line-associated bloodstream infections

  •  Prosthetic joint infections

  •  Skin and soft tissue infections