Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Cefazolin 2g IV q8h for invasive infections (adjust for renal function)

  • Gram positive cocci in clusters

  • Coagulase-negative staphylococcus but behaves like S. aureus

Skin flora

  • Skin and soft tissue infections

  • Endocarditis

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Blood stream infections

  • Septic arthritis

  • Prosthetic joint infections

Coagulase negative but clinically behaves more like Staphylococcus aureus and is more virulent than other coagulase-negative staphylococci. Should be treated like S. aureus

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