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Staphylococcus lugdunensis vertebral osteomyelitis.
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PMID:  14616734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of vertebral osteomyelitis due to the coagulase-negative staphylococcus, Staphylococcus lugdunensis. This is only the second such case reported in the literature in an immunocompetent host. When the patient's lumbar spine inflammatory mass was drained, the coagulase-negative staphylococcus obtained was discarded as a likely contaminant. We discuss the situation when coagulase-negative staphylococci require further identification and look at the unique features of S. lugdunensis. Isolation of S. lugdunensis is usually significant, and the organism should not be discarded as a contaminant without careful consideration.
J M Greig; M J Wood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1198-743X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Microbiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-17     Completed Date:  2004-03-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516420     Medline TA:  Clin Microbiol Infect     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1139-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UKTel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Osteomyelitis / microbiology*,  therapy
Spinal Diseases / microbiology*,  therapy
Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*,  therapy
Staphylococcus / enzymology,  growth & development*

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