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Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus lugdunensis in a Greek tertiary-care hospital.

TitleEpidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus lugdunensis in a Greek tertiary-care hospital.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKachrimanidou, M., Malliou P., Meletis G., Netsika F., Mavrovouniotis I., Protonotariou E., & Skoura L.
JournalNew Microbiol
Volume43
Issue3
Date Published2020 Jun 29
ISSN1121-7138
Abstract

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is considered more pathogenic than other coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS), with its virulence resembling that of Staphylococcus aureus. We report a retrospective study of all S. lugdunensis infection cases during a 3.5-year period in a large tertiary university hospital in Greece. S. lugdunensis was susceptible to most tested antibiotics, although a high resistance percentage was found to clindamycin (27%) and erythromycin (25%). The susceptibility rate to penicillin was 49%, much lower than previously reported elsewhere, indicating that penicillin may not be an optimal treatment choice for S. lugdunensis infections in our region.

Alternate JournalNew Microbiol.
PubMed ID32596739

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