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Staphylococcus lugdunensis cutaneous infection with sporotrichoid distribution

  • Author(s): di Meo, Nicola
  • Trevisini, Sara
  • Noal, Cecilia
  • Nan, Katiuscia
  • Trevisan, Giusto
  • et al.
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Abstract

We report the occurrence of Staphylococcus lugdunensis cutaneous infection with sporotrichoid distribution of the left lower limb of a 60-year-old man. Recent studies have confirmed that Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a significant pathogen in causing skin and soft tissue infections that usually manifest in abscesses, surgical wound infections, and cellulitis. It used to be considered a skin commensal bacteria, but if unrecognized it can lead to  fulminant endocarditis, meningitis, skin abscesses, peritonitis, and spondylodiscitis.

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