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J Med Microbiol. 2008 Jul;57(Pt 7):901-3. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.47756-0.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus: infection, septicaemia, recovery and reconstruction.

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Burns Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia. stephanie.low@health.so.gov.au

Abstract

A case is presented of a life-threatening septicaemia and associated peripheral necrosing microembolic phenomenon, resulting from a dog lick to an insignificant burn wound. The isolated bacterium was Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a slow-growing Gram-negative bacillus commonly found in dog saliva. Any clinician seeing patients with a history of dog bite/saliva contact and progressive illness should consider this bacterium as a possible offender and take special care to elicit an accurate history, specifically including questions regarding animal contact.

PMID:
18566152
DOI:
10.1099/jmm.0.47756-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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