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Volume 49, Number 1, February 2016

Erythema nodosum associated with Staphylococcus xylosus septicemia 

Nicola Giordano, Claudio Corallo, Clelia Miracco, Panagiotis Papakostas, Antonio Montella, Natale Figura, Ranuccio Nuti


Corresponding author:

Nicola Giordano
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. 


Key words:

Erythema nodosum, Pathogenesis, Septicemia, Staphylococcus xylosus