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Clinical Significance of <i>Staphylococcus lugdunensis</i> Isolated from Routine Cultures

Elizabeth Kleiner, Alastair B. Monk, Gordon L. Archer and Betty A. Forbes

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 7, pages 801-803
Published in print October 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/656280
Clinical Significance of Staphylococcus lugdunensis Isolated from Routine Cultures

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Over 1 year, 42 Staphylococcus lugdunensis isolates, identified by phenotypic and genotypic testing, were recovered from clinical specimens. Thirty-six (86%) were clinically significant pathogens, mostly from healthy outpatients; 16 (44%) of 36 were isolated in pure culture; and 30 (83%) of 36 were from skin and soft-tissue infections.

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

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