Guidelines
Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Note

Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus that can cause severe disease similar to S. aureus

NEVER considered a contaminant

ID consult required

Empiric Treatment

Continue with vancomycin + cloxacillin/cefazolin until susceptibilities known

  • Order set link found in vancomycin monograph
  • Notify pharmacist for levels and further dosing

PLUS ONE OF

OR

Duration and De-escalation

Duration: Minimum 14 days from first negative culture (rule out complications (e.g. endocarditis))