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Article
March 1978

Septic Shock With Micrococcus luteus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(3):487-488. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630270093032
Abstract

Micrococcus luteus is considered a non-pathogenic saprophyte of human skin and eye. Disease in man caused by this organism is not recorded in medical literature. We present a case of septic shock cause by M luteus. The value of this report is to document the pathogenicity of coagulase-negative staphylococci in patients without valvular heart disease, surgically implanted artificial prosthetic devices, or polyethylene intravenous catheters.

(Arch Intern Med 138:487-488, 1978)

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