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Hagiya, Hideharu
Matsumoto, Mitsuaki
Yamasawa, Takahiko
Haruki, Yuto
Otsuka, Fumio Kakenhi
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
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Refereed
True
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