Staphylococcus lugdunensis

An aerobic gram-positive coccus that produces a smooth, gray-white or cream or yellow-orange colony. It produces hemolysins, bound coagulase but not free coagulase. It is part of the normal flora of the skin of humans and nonhuman primates. It has been implicated in native and prosthetic valve endocarditis, septicemia, brain abscesses, chronic osteoarthritis, and infections of soft tissue, bone, peritoneal fluid and catheters in patients who have immunosuppressive diseases, have had surgery or intravascular manipulations.

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