Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Background

  • Gram negative rod transmitted through dog bites
  • Presents commonly as septic shock, multiorgan system failure, gangrene, meningitis
  • Supportive therapy, antibiotics
  • Mortality 26-30%

Risk factors

  • Splenectomy
  • Hyposplenism
  • Alcoholism

Antibiotic Sensitivities[1]

Table Overview

See Also

References

  • EBMedicine
  1. Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2014