Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram negative bacillus

Epidemiology

Often associated with history of dog or cat exposure.

Associated syndromes

  • Skin/soft tissue infection

  • Animal bites

  • Necrotizing fasciitis

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

  • More severe infections tend to occur in alcoholics, immunocompromised patients or anatomic or functional asplenic patients.