Article ID: 5579-20
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is commonly associated with skin and soft tissue infections in dogs. However, infections caused by S. pseudintermedius are only rarely reported in humans, and this pathogen is frequently misidentified as S. aureus. We herein report a case of an implanted port catheter system infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius (MRSP) in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient was also a dog owner. S. pseudintermedius was first identified using the Vitek2 system (BioMérieux). Whole-genome sequencing revealed that this MRSP was a sequence type 71-carrying Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type III (ST71-SCCmec III) isolate.