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J Infect. 2007 Feb;54(2):e107-9. Epub 2006 Aug 1.

Capnocytophaga ochracea causing severe sepsis and purpura fulminans in an immunocompetent patient.

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Department of Medicine, CR-119, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201, USA. desais@ohsu.edu

Abstract

Capnocytophaga ochracea (C. ochracea), a known human microflora, has been reported to cause sepsis in immunocompromised patients and less severe infections such as intrauterine infections, endocarditis, peritonitis and septic arthritis in the immunocompetent patient. We present the first described case of C. ochracea causing severe sepsis and purpura fulminans in an immunocompetent host.

PMID:
16882454
DOI:
10.1016/j.jinf.2006.06.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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