sepsis caused by newly identified capnocytophaga canis following cat bites: c. canis is the third candidate along with c. canimorsus and c. cynodegmi causing zoonotic infection.sepsis caused by a capnocytophaga canis infection has only been rarely reported. a 67-year-old female with a past medical history of splenectomy was admitted to our hospital with fever and general malaise. she had been bitten by a cat. she showed disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure because of severe sepsis. on blood culture, characteristic gram-negative fusiform rods were detected; therefore, a capnocytophaga species infection was suspected. a nucleotide sequence analy ...201829093403
only a subset of c. canimorsus strains is dangerous for humans.capnocytophaga canimorsus are gram-negative bacteria living as commensals in the mouth of dogs and cats. c. canimorsus cause rare but life-threatening generalized infections in humans that have been in contact with a dog or a cat. over the last years we collected 105 c. canimorsus strains from different geographical origins and from severe human infections or healthy dogs. all these strains were analyzed by 16s rdna sequencing and a phylogenetic tree revealed two main groups of bacteria instead ...201526421271
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