Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, coagulase-negative.

Epidemiology

Normal skin flora.

Associated syndromes

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