3 years ago

Is Staphylococcus lugdunensis significant in clinical samples?

Riegel P, Prévost G, Hansmann Y, Argemi X
The implication of coagulase-negative staphylococci in human diseases is a major issue, particularly in hospital settings wherein these species often act as opportunistic pathogens. In addition, some coagulase-negative staphylococci such as S. lugdunensis have emerged as pathogenic bacteria, implicated in severe infections, particularly osteoarticular infections, foreign body-associated infections, bacteremia, and endocarditis. In vitro studies have shown the presence of several putative virulence factors such as adhesion factors, biofilm production, and proteolytic factors that might explain clinical manifestations. Taken together, the clinical and microbiological data might change the way clinicians and microbiologists look at S. lugdunensis in clinical samples.

Publisher URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28835477

DOI: PubMed:28835477

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