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Staphylococcus lugdunensis is most commonly associated with infections arising from the inguinal region, but here we report this organism as a cause of bacterial sinusitis, highlighting its potential niche as a commensal of the upper airways. The severity of necrosis demonstrates the potential for destructive pathology mimicking Staphylococcus aureus disease.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/JCM.00722-11

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Microbiol

Publication Date

07/2011

Volume

49

Pages

2740 - 2742

Keywords

Aged, Head, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Radiography, Sinusitis, Staphylococcal Infections, Staphylococcus lugdunensis