Staphylococcus lugdunensis gluteal abscess in a patient with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis

  • Mansoor Mehmood Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, United States.
  • Faisal A. Khasawneh | faisal.khasawneh@ttuhsc.edu Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, United States.

Abstract

A 57-year-old end stage renal disease patient on hemodialysis (HD) presented with sepsis secondary to right buttock abscess and overlying cellulitis. She was started on broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy and underwent incision and drainage with marked improvement. Her cultures grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus lugdunensis. This bacterium is more virulent than other coagulase negative staphylococci and has been implicated in causing a variety of serious infections but it has been underreported as a cause of skin infections in HD patients and possible other patient populations.

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2015-01-28
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Case Reports
Keywords:
Staphylococcus lugdunensis, hemodialysis, skin abscess.
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Mehmood, M., & Khasawneh, F. A. (2015). Staphylococcus lugdunensis gluteal abscess in a patient with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis. Clinics and Practice, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2015.706