A 43-year-old female asked:
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if a person has a nasal swab done & it cultures positive for "staph lugdunenis" but has no apparent signs of infection/illness what should be done?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Interesting : This coagulase negative staph (not a staph aureus) can, however, behave like one. If you have recurrent abscesses, it could be the cause. If not, no therapy clearly needed but intranasal Mupirocin (bactroban) is not unreasonable.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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