Staphylococcus schleiferi doesn’t get much respect. Most of the attention gets paid to Staphylococcus aureus (because MRSA, the methicillin-resistant version, is such a high profile pathogen in humans and it can be transmitted between people and pets) and S. pseudintermedius (because it’s a leading cause of infection and MRSP, the methicillin-resistant type, is
MRSA and atopy
By Scott Weese on
A recent question: "If a dog has severe atopy that is poorly managed, and is colonized w/ MRSA (superficial dermatidis on neck ventrum and axilla) are repeat infections w/ MRSA likely, if the allergies cannot be controlled?"
Dogs with atopy (allergic skin disease) are prone to opportunistic infections because of the abnormal skin "environment" and…