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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1996 May;15(5):405-7.

Staphylococcus lugdunensis as a cause of abscesses in the perineal area.

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Sección de Microbiología, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante, Spain.


The first two patients with skin infections in the perineal area due to Staphylococcus lugdunensis are described. One had an abscess of the Bartholin gland, and the other presented with several cutaneous abscesses in the pubic area, which had a prolonged and recurrent clinical course despite appropriate antibiotic treatment. This report emphasizes the pathogenic role of Staphylococcus lugdunensis and the importance of identifying coagulase-negative staphylococci to species level in some instances.

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