Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Background

  • Gram negative organism transmitted through dog bites
  • Risk factors:
    • Splenectomy
    • Hyposplenism
    • Alcoholism
  • Presents commonly as septic shock, multiorgan system failure, gangrene, meningitis
  • Supportive therapy, antibiotics
  • Mortality 26-30%

Antibiotic Sensitivities[1]

  • Penicillin G
  • Augmentin
  • Carbapenems

Table Overview

See Also

References

  • EBMedicine
  1. Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2014