Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

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

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