Answer B Image Quiz: A recurrent, painful ear infection
Melissa Hall, DVM, DACVD
Melissa Hall, DVM, DACVD, is a veterinary dermatologist at the Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, California.
Answer B:Staphylococcus pseudintermedius - Incorrect
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a coccoid gram-positive bacterium often detected on canine skin. However, cytologic examination in this case revealed rod-shaped bacteria. Additionally, staphylococcal infection does not often trigger the amount of ulceration and pain detected in this patient.