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:
Line-associated bloodstream infections
Prosthetic joint infections
Skin and soft tissue infections