Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic gram negative rod, encapsulated

Epidemiology

Infected animal bite.

Normal oral 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