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Staphylococcus lugdunensis native tricuspid valve endocarditis: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21538169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coagulase negative staphylococci are skin commensals and are generally disregarded as contaminants in clinical specimens. Repeated isolation of coagulase negative staphylococci in blood cultures should warrant a species identification to recognize unusually virulent organisms that demand aggressive treatment, such as Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Staphylococcus lugdunensis is known to cause a wide variety of infections, including a predominant left-sided endocarditis. We report a rare case of native tricuspid valve Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis in a non-intravenous drug user and include a brief literature review.
Ritesh Patil; Trupti Patil; K M Anwar Hussain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-05-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general internal medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1525-1497     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gen Intern Med     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-28     Completed Date:  2012-02-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605834     Medline TA:  J Gen Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1209-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Buffalo, NY 14209, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Staphylococcus lugdunensis* / isolation & purification
Tricuspid Valve / microbiology,  pathology*

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