Capnocytophaga gingivalis | definition of Capnocytophaga gingivalis by Medical dictionary
Capnocytophaga gingivalis A gram-negative, microaerophilic, CO2-requiring gliding bacillus, which is found in normal oral flora and an opportunistic pathogen.
C gingivalis may cause periodontal disease or, in immune compromised hosts (e.g., post bone marrow transplantation), bacteremia, pyogenic arthritis and pneumonia.
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