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Revista argentina de microbiología

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TAMARGO DELPON, María; DEMELO-RODRIGUEZ, Pablo; CANO BALLESTEROS, Juan Carlos  and  VELA DE LA CRUZ, Laura. Psoas abscess caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2016, vol.48, n.2, pp.119-121. ISSN 0325-7541.

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus of growing importance and atypical behavior. The infections caused by this microorganism are becoming more frequent, having a broader spectrum. Psoas abscesses caused by this germ are rare, with few cases reported in the literature. In this work, we present a case of a psoas abscess caused by S. lugdunensis in a patient suffering from diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis, which was treated with intravenous cloxacillin with a good outcome.

Keywords : Staphylococcus lugdunensis; Psoas abscess; Soft tissue infections.

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