Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Coagulase-negative, gram-positive cocci in clusters.

Skin flora.

  • Endocarditis

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Bloodstream 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.

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