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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;48(1):17-21.

Clinical experience with Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteremia: a retrospective analysis.

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Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201, USA.


We report a retrospective review of all cases of Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteremia identified during a period of more than 10 years (January 1990 to May 2002) in a large medical center. Twenty-one cases occurred over that period; 20 cases were available for review. In six instances, the organism appeared to be clinically significant and was most commonly related to a vascular line infection. No deaths, secondary suppurative complications, prolonged bacteremia, or prolonged fever appeared to be caused by S. lugdunensis in our experience. Twenty-five percent of our isolates were resistant to multiple antibiotics, including oxacillin.

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