A case of vascular graft infection caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis after femoropopliteal bypass operation

Hideharu Hagiya, Mitsuad Matsumoto, Takahiko Yamasawa, Yuto Haruki, Fumio Otsuka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume68
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Coagulase-negative staphylococcus (CNS)
  • Femoropopliteal (FP) bypass
  • Staphylococcus lugdunensis
  • Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy
  • Vascular graft infection (VGI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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