Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Staphylococcus lugdunensis


Routine Practices


General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters. Coagulase negative.

Skin flora

  •  Endocarditis
  •  Osteomyelitis
  •  Blood stream infections
  •  Prosthetic joint infections
  •  Skin and soft tissue infections

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

Staphylococcus lugdunensis should be treated as a true pathogen in most scenarios.

Different from most coagulase negative Staphylococci as most CoNS are methicillin resistant and S. lugdunensis is generally beta-lactam susceptible.