A spinal infection with Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.

Darlow, Christopher A ORCID: 0000-0002-5400-3413, Paidakakos, Nikolaos, Sikander, Murtuza and Atkins, Bridget
(2017) A spinal infection with Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. BMJ case reports, 2017. bcr-2017-221260-.

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We present a case of a 60-year-old woman with an invasive spinal infection with Staphylococcus pseudintermedius associated with a 15-year-old spinal fixation device and epidemiological contact with dogs. It was confirmed on blood culture and culture from pus from the epidural abscess and successfully treated using similar treatment as for a Staphylococcus aureus infection - 6 weeks of intravenous flucloxacillin 2 g four times daily with a 6 week follow-on course of oral clindamycin 450 mg three times daily. This case represents the first reported deep abscess forming infection with this recently discovered organism. This case highlights that (1) S. pseudintermedius has a potential for invasive zoonotic infection, (2) treatment as for S. aureus appears adequate for resolution of the case, (3) the increased use of the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight identification technique is leading to more specific identification of previously unrecognised organisms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spine, Animals, Dogs, Humans, Epidural Abscess, Staphylococcal Infections, Prosthesis-Related Infections, Zoonoses, Internal Fixators, Middle Aged, Female
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2021 09:33
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:29
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-221260
Open Access URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC56240...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3136357