Staphylococcus lugdunensis

General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters. Coagulase negative.

Skin flora

  • Endocarditis

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Blood stream infections

  • Prosthetic joint infections

  • Skin and soft tissue infections

  • Has been isolated from blood in women with fever in labour

Coagulase negative but clinically behaves more like Staphylococcus aureus and is more virulent than other coagulase-negative Staphylococci.