Answer B Image Quiz: A recurrent, painful ear infection

December 9, 2016
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.

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