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Abstract - Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteraemia secondary to an infected intracardiac fragment of a vascular access device
Lisa Micallef Grimaud, Matthew Mercieca Balbi, Josephine Bigeni, Nina Nestorova, Walter Busuttil, Tonio Piscopo

 

Lisa Micallef Grimaud, Josephine Bigeni, Matthew Mercieca Balbi, Nina Nestorova, Walter Busuttil, Tonio Piscopo

Infectious Diseases Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteraemia secondary to an infected intracardiac fragment of a vascular access device

Lisa Micallef Grimaud, Josephine Bigeni, Matthew Mercieca Balbi, Nina Nestorova, Walter Busuttil, Tonio Piscopo

Infectious Diseases Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

ABSTRACT

We report a case of Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteraemia following infection of a fragmented totally implantable vascular access device. This report highlights the virulence of S. lugdunensis especially in immunosuppressed patients with prosthetic devices as well as the importance of distinguishing between contamination and blood stream infection when this organism is cultured from blood. The importance of prompt removal of implantable vascular access devices when they are no longer required, to prevent catheter related infections is also reflected in this report. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(2): 85-88

Lisa Micallef Grimaud, Josephine Bigeni, Matthew Mercieca Balbi, Nina Nestorova, Walter Busuttil, Tonio Piscopo, Infectious Diseases Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta, Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteraemia secondary to an infected intracardiac fragment of a vascular access device, Lisa Micallef Grimaud, Josephine Bigeni, Matthew Mercieca Balbi, Nina Nestorova, Walter Busuttil, Tonio Piscopo, Infectious Diseases Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta,  J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015; 5(2): 85-88 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.02.0182

Volume 05, Number 02 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 02 (2015)