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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31820a52f8
Case Reports

Human Staphylococcus intermedius Infection in a Patient With Postradiation Changes

Ostendorf, Benjamin N. MS*; Oehler, Richard L. MD, FACP†‡; Greene, John N. MD, FACP§∥

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Staphylococcus intermedius is known primarily for its role as a commensal and pathogen in dogs and a variety of other animals. It has also been reported as a cause of human infection in a limited number of cases. Here, we report a case of S. intermedius wound infection in a 47-year-old woman with postradiation skin changes. Transmission occurred most likely through direct skin contact with her pet dog. This case highlights the possibility of pet-transmitted infections in predisposed patients and should raise awareness of possibly drug-resistant pathogens in animal reservoirs.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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