Capnocytophaga


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Capnocytophaga

 [kap″no-si-tof´ah-gah]
a genus of anaerobic, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease; they closely resemble Bacteroides ochraceus.
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Capnocytophaga

(kap'nō-sī-tŏf'a-ga),
A genus of gram-negative, fusiform bacteria that require carbon dioxide for growth and exhibits gliding motility; associated with human periodontal disease; type species is Capnocytophaga ochracea (formerly Bacteroides ochracea).
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Cap·no·cy·to·pha·ga

(kap'nō-sī-tof'ă-gă)
A genus of gram-negative, fusiform bacteria associated with human periodontal disease and wound infections after dog or cat bites.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Cap·no·cy·to·pha·ga

(kap'nō-sī-tof'ă-gă)
Genus of gram-negative, fusiform bacteria associated with human periodontal disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The identification of Capnocytophaga species is difficult except by DNA hybridization [10].
Fatal Capnocytophaga infection associated with splenectomy.
Capnocytophaga canimorsus infections in humans: review of the literature and cases report.
Lick of death: Capnocytophaga canimorsus 'is an important cause of sepsis in the elderly.
Capnocytophaga canimorsus: an emerging cause of sepsis, meningitis, and post-splenectomy infection after dog bites.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 74 percent of dogs and up to 57 percent of cats carry capnocytophaga. People also have a different strain of the same bacteria in their mouths.
Bacteria morphology Obligate anaerobes Facultative anaerobes Gram-positive cocci Finegoldia Enterococcus Parvimonas Gemella Peptoniphilus Staphylococcus Peptostreptococcus Streptococcus (*) Gram-negative cocci Veillonella Neisseria Actinomyces Eggertella Eubacterium Actinomyces (*) Gram-positive rods Filifactor Corynebacterium Lactobacillus Lactobacillus (*) Olsenella Propionibacterium (*) Propionibacterium Pseudoramibacter Alloprevotella Bacteroides Camphylobacter Dialister Capnocytophaga Gram-negative rods Fretibacterium Eikenella Fusobacterium Haemophilus Porphyromonas Prevotella Tannerella Treponema (*) Some species can also be strict anaerobes.
Due to the microbiological findings, in particular the Gram-negative rods in the blood smear, a new suspicion of an infection with Capnocytophaga canimorsus (CC) arose, a bacterium that occurs physiologically in the oral mucosa of cats and dogs and can result in septic shock in immunosuppressed patients.
Besides other bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis, Campylobacter rectus, Eikenella corrodens, and Capnocytophaga sp.
von Graevenitz, "Actinobacillus, capnocytophaga, eikenella, kingella, pasteurella, and other fastidious or rarely encountered gram-negative rods," in Manual of Clinical Microbiology, pp.