Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Capnocytophaga canimorsus


General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod, encapsulated

  • Infected animal bite
  • Normal flora of canines
  • Skin/soft tissue infection

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

  • More severe infections tend to occur in splenectomized patients, alcoholics, and immunosuppressed patients.

~1/3 patients with bacteremia will have a rash that can progress to purpura fulminans