John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


The role of Staphylococcus lugdunensis in skin and soft tissue infections Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018


Department of Dermatology, Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is an unusual coagulase negative staphylococcus (CoNS) with similar virulence characteristics as Staphylococcus aureus [1]. Its frequent isolation in lesions of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has recently been described [2].The aim of the present retrospective study was to investigate the clinical and microbiological characteristics of cutaneous and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in which S. lugdunensis was isolated and to investigate its relationship with HS.We report 23 [...]