Capnocytophaga canimorsus


Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic gram negative rod, encapsulated


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