Necrotizing fasciitis due to staphylococcus lugdunensis: A case report and review of literature


Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center


Abstract: Necrotizing fasciitis is a complicated infection requiring surgical intervention, antimicrobial therapy, and extensive supportive care. Necrotizing fasciitis presents with a few key clinical features and surgical findings, even though it can be a monomicrobial or polymicrobial infection. Timely medical and surgical management is crucial to prevent mortality and achieve positive clinical outcomes. Although initial treatment includes broad-spectrum antibiotics, therapy is often targeted based on isolated cultures and susceptibilities. First identified in 1988, Staphylococcus lugdunensis has been isolated as a pathogen in an increasing number of invasive infections. We describe a rare case of necrotizing fasciitis associated with S. lugdunensis and review the current clinical and microbiological literature.

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