Right-sided endocarditis from Staphylococcus lugdunensis in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot.

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Infective endocarditis is often caused by bacterial pathogens and can affect native and prosthetic tissue. Common pathogens in pediatric patients include Staphylococcus aureus, viridans group streptococci, enterococcal species and coagulase-negative staphylococci, though culture-negative cases are not uncommon. Coagulase-negative staphylococci present a conundrum to clinicians due to the potential of culture contamination. While Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus, it is an emerging cardiotropic pathogen that presents similarly to Staphylococcus aureus. Here we report a case of a child with repaired tetralogy of Fallot found to have right-sided infective endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becken, B; Kilgore, J; Thompson, E; Moody, MA

Published Date

  • February 26, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 7872 -

PubMed ID

  • 30915201

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30915201

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2036-7430

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4081/idr.2019.7872


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy