Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic gram negative rod, encapsulated

Epidemiology

Infected animal bite - normal flora of canines

Associated syndromes

  • ¬†Skin/soft tissue infection

  • ¬†Necrotizing Fasciitis

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

  • More severe infections tend to occur in splenectomized patients, alcoholics, and immunosuppressed patients.

Additional Information

~1/3 patients with bacteremia will have a rash that can progress to purpura fulminans