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Staphylococcus pseudintermedius: a common zoonotic pathogen causing postprocedural urosepsis in humans
  1. Pawina Subedi,
  2. Masood Pasha Syed,
  3. Yugandhara Kate and
  4. Bibek Koirala
  1. Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Masood Pasha Syed; dr.syedmasoodpasha{at}


Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a common cause of zoonotic infections in dogs and cats. Recently, there has been an increasing number of infections being reported in humans caused by this organism. We report a case of complicated urinary tract infection in an elderly patient with recent bilateral ureteral stent placement caused by this organism with associated persistent high-grade bacteraemia.

  • infections
  • urinary tract infections
  • disease and health outcomes

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  • Contributors PS: concept, design, writing manuscript, literature search, analysis and interpretation, critical review, supervision. MPS: concept and design, writing manuscript, literature search, critical review, supervision. YK: writing manuscript, literature search, critical review, supervision. BK: literature search, critical review, supervision.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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