Capnocytophaga Canimorsus

Microbiology

  • Fastidious Gram-Negative Rod

Physiology

  • xxx

Diagnosis

Blood Culture (see Blood Culture, [[Blood Culture]])

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Clinical Manifestations

Dermatologic Manifestations

Purpura Fulminans (see Purpura Fulminans, [[Purpura Fulminans]])

  • Epidemiology
    • Associated with Animal Bites
    • Asplenia (see Asplenia, [[Asplenia]]): increases risk of bacteremia
  • Clinical
    • Progressive Cutaneous Hemorrhage with Infarction (Due to Dermal Vascular Thrombosis), Leading to Necrosis with Full-Thickness Skin Loss
  • Treatment
    • xxxx

Other Manifestations

Bacteremia/Sepsis (see Sepsis, [[Sepsis]])

  • Epidemiology
    • Associated with Animal Bites
    • Asplenia (see Asplenia, [[Asplenia]]): increases risk of bacteremia
  • Clinical
  • Treatment
    • xxxx

Treatment

  • xxx

References

  • Capnocytophaga canimorsus septicemia in Denmark, 1982-1995: review of 39 cases. Clin Infect Dis 1996; 23(1):71-75 [MEDLINE]
  • Capnocytophaga canimorsus sepsis. Blood 2010; 116(9):1396 [MEDLINE]