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

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Mansoor Mehmood
Faisal A. Khasawneh *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Faisal A. Khasawneh |


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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