Staphylococcus lugdunensis

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
1 hour
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Fever 102.9 F, dyspnea, chills, hypotension, death.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Staphylococcus lugdunensis was cultured from the patient, the platelet bag, indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
Suggest new keywords: 
platelet contamination
bacterial sepsis
S lugdenunsis
Suggest references: 
Complete article in the link below: Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention (2005). Fatal bacterial infections associated with platelet transfusions--United States, 2004. MMWR Morv Mortal Wkly Rep 54(7):168-70.