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A Case of Septicemia by Staphylococcus lugdunensis

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Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2007 April Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 70-72.

A Case of Septicemia by Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Ohgun Kwon1, Young Uh1, Gyu Yel Hwang1, Jong In Lee2, Hyo Youl Kim2, Kap Jun Yoon1
Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine and 2Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea


Staphylococcus lugdunensis is one of coagulase-negative staphylococci, but rarely causes aggressive and progressive infections similar to Staphylococcus aureus infection. Moreover, agglutination test for clumping factor can be positive, and the colony morphology often resembles that of S. aureus, but S. lugdunensis is usually sensitive to all antimicrobials used against staphylococci. We report a case of septicemia caused by S. lugdunensis in a 71-year-old man with diarrhea, diabetes mellitus, and peripheral neuropathy. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2007;10:70-72)


Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Coagulase- negative staphylococci, Septicemia