Oct 1, 1991

Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Journal of Clinical Pathology
K F BarkerA Bhargava

Abstract

A fatal case of penicillin resistant Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis on a native valve damaged by rheumatic fever is described. A retrospective examination of 978 tube coagulase negative staphylococcal blood culture isolates was also performed to determine how often this species is isolated. None of the 978 isolates was identified as S lugdunensis. It is concluded that ornithine decarboxylase production is the only reliable method of identifying this species.

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Penicillin Resistance
Unspecified Staphylococcus Infection in Conditions Classified Elsewhere and of Unspecified Site
Genus staphylococcus
Staphylococcal Infections
Staphylococcus lugdunensis
Endocarditis
Rheumatic Fever
Penicillins
Retrospective Studies
Ornithine Decarboxylase

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