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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 8903907, 3 pages
Case Report

S. lugdunensis Native-Joint Septic Arthritis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

1University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2University of Illinois at Chicago, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Alfredo J. Mena Lora; ude.ciu@rolanema

Received 3 July 2017; Accepted 29 November 2017; Published 28 December 2017

Academic Editor: Paola Di Carlo

Copyright © 2017 C. Danielle Tan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a skin commensal classified as a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS). Though CoNS is typically associated with less aggressive clinical disease than Staphylococcus aureus, there is growing awareness that S. lugdunensis may be as virulent as S. aureus. The association between S. lugdunensis and infective endocarditis is well known, but few reports of native-joint disease with this organism exist. We report a case a 28-year-old male with no prior medical problems presenting with native-joint septic arthritis. Cultures grew S. lugdunensis. To our knowledge, this is the fifth case reported in the literature.