Capnocytophaga canimorsus


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Facultative aerobic gram negative rods, encapsulated


Infected animal bite - normal mouth flora of dogs

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

Some patients with bacteremia may have a rash that can progress to purpura fulminans