Erythema nodosum associated with Staphylococcus xylosus septicemia
Nicola Giordano, Claudio Corallo, Clelia Miracco, Panagiotis Papakostas, Antonio Montella, Natale Figura, Ranuccio Nuti
Corresponding author. Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrine and Metabolic Sciences and Biochemistry, University of Siena, Ospedale S. Maria alle Scotte, Viale Bracci, 53100 Siena, Italy.
Background and purpose:
Staphylococcus xylosus is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus. It is a commensal bacterium associated with skin and mucous membranes and occasionally it can cause human infections. We report the first case of erythema nodosum developed in a young woman with S. xylosus septicemia and specific serum antibody response.
Erythema nodosum, Pathogenesis, Septicemia, Staphylococcus xylosus