Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection sites: predominance of abscesses in the pelvic girdle region

Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Aug 1;35(3):E32-4. doi: 10.1086/341304. Epub 2002 Jun 27.


We used a screening protocol to identify Staphylococcus lugdunensis in clinical specimens with pure or predominant growth of coagulase-negative staphylococci. S. lugdunensis was isolated from 17 patients in a 12-month period and was judged to be the cause of infection in 14 cases. In 13 cases, the patient had a soft-tissue abscess, and in 9 of these, the abscess was located in the pelvic girdle region, which suggests that this may be the natural habitat of S. lugdunensis.

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pelvis / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcus*