Staphylococcus lugdunensis cutaneous infection with sporotrichoid distribution
- Author(s): di Meo, Nicola
- Trevisini, Sara
- Noal, Cecilia
- Nan, Katiuscia
- Trevisan, Giusto
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3238036015
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.