Feb 15, 2002

Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection: Report of thirteen cases

Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiología clínica
P SánchezJ R Maestre

Abstract

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus associated with infections such as aggressive endocarditis, repeated abscess formation and opportunist infections. S. lugdunensis isolates recovered at our hospital during three years (1997-2000) were studied. The fibrinogen affinity factor and tube free-coagulase were analysed. The identification was made by the Crystal GPID (Becton-Dickinson) and Wider (Soria Melguizo) systems. Antibiotic sensitivity testing was performed with Wider panels. The clinical records of patients with S. lugdunensis recovered were studied. Thirteen S. Lugdunensis isolates were recovered from the following sources: abscess (9), surgical wound (2), blood culture (1), and urine (1). In ten cases the microorganism was obtained in pure culture; in the remaining three cases, S. lugdunensis grew in mixed culture. Two cases were excluded, as S. lugdunensis was considered not to be associated with the clinical condition. Lesions were located at: inguinal region (4), gluteal region (2), breast (2), abdominal wall (1), foot (1), unknown (1). Tent of the 13 isolates (76%) had fibrinogen affinity factor. Penicillin sensitivity was observed in 11/13 strains (84.6%). In one case, the isolate was bet...Continue Reading

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Microorganism
Entire Abdominal Wall
Urine
Pathogenic Organism
Fibrinogen
Fibrinogen Assay
Inguinal Part of Abdomen
Bacterial Abscess
Genus staphylococcus
Staphylococcal Infections

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