JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/52658
FullText URL 68_3_171.pdf
Author Hagiya, Hideharu| Matsumoto, Mitsuaki| Yamasawa, Takahiko| Haruki, Yuto| Otsuka, Fumio|
Abstract A 79-year-old man who had undergone a right femoropopliteal (FP) bypass operation 6 weeks previously was diagnosed with vascular graft infection caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Another FP bypass operation was performed, with long-term administration of antibiotics, and the patient eventually recovered well without any recurrences for over 2 years. Although S. lugdunens is classified as coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, its pathogenicity has been reported to be equal to that of S. aureus. Based on the literature review, the organism characteristically colonizes the inguinal area of human skin;thus, operations such as FP bypass grafting may place patients at a relatively high risk for infection by S. lugdunensis, a potentially high-pathogenicity organism.
Keywords coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CNS) femoropopliteal (FP) bypass Staphylococcus lugdunensis vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy vascular graft infection (VGI)
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2014-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume68
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 171
End Page 175
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2014 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 24942796
Web of Sience KeyUT 000337655600007