Capnocytophaga canimorsus sp nov

Capnocytophaga canimorsus sp nov

CDC group DF-2, DF2, dysgonic fermenter-2 Infectious disease A fastidious gram-negative bacillus linked to dog-bite infections Clinical Sx range from mild and localized to bacteremia, necrosis, cellulitis of soft tissue and skin, potentially serious septicemia with Waterhouse-Friderichsen-type adrenal cortical collapse, DIC, endocarditis, gangrene, malar purpura–a finding quasi-pathognomonic of generalized Schwartzman reaction, fulminant sepsis in cirrhosis or postsplenectomy; other infections include pneumonia, endocarditis, meningitis. See Dog.
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