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J Infect. 2006 Nov;53(5):e227-9. Epub 2006 Mar 31.

Osteomyelitis of the ear canal caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis.

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Department of Surgery, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 5LT, UK. shalini1thomas2@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Osteomyelitis of the temporal bone caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis has never been reported before. This infection was diagnosed in a 51-year-old diabetic man. S. lugdunensis is an unusually virulent coagulase negative staphylococcus and has been implicated in a variety of severe infections. Considering the serious morbidity and mortality associated with osteomyelitis and in particular with S. lugdunensis, special awareness and alertness are required when otitis externa, which predisposes to osteomyelitis, is refractory to treatment.

PMID:
16580074
DOI:
10.1016/j.jinf.2006.02.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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