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<i>Staphylococcus lugdunensis</i> Infection Sites: Predominance of Abscesses in the Pelvic Girdle Region

Richard Bellamy and Timothy Barkham

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 3, pages e32-e34
Published in print August 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/341304
Staphylococcus lugdunensis Infection Sites: Predominance of Abscesses in the Pelvic Girdle Region

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We used a screening protocol to identify Staphylococcus lugdunensis in clinical specimens with pure or predominant growth of coagulase-negative staphylococci. S. lugdunensis was isolated from 17 patients in a 12-month period and was judged to be the cause of infection in 14 cases. In 13 cases, the patient had a soft-tissue abscess, and in 9 of these, the abscess was located in the pelvic girdle region, which suggests that this may be the natural habitat of S. lugdunensis.

Journal Article.  1195 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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