Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis following vasectomy - report of a case history and review of the literature - Abstract

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS), and part of the normal skin flora.

The bacterium is an emerging pathogen that, unlike other CoNS, resembles coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus infections in virulence, tissue destruction, and clinical course. We report a fatal case following minor surgery. The frequency of S. lugdunensis infections has probably been underestimated and under-reported in the past as few clinical laboratories routinely identify coagulase-negative Staphylococci.

Written by:
Schandiz H, Olav Hermansen N, Jørgensen T, Roald B.   Are you the author?
Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Department of Microbiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Volvat Medical Centre, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Reference: APMIS. 2015 Jun 8. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1111/apm.12396

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 26058423 Vasectomy Section

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