Pathogens
Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Susceptibilities

General Information

  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate

  • Ampicillin/sulbactam

  • Piperacillin/tazobactam

  • Ceftriaxone

  • Doxycycline

  • Clindamycin

Aerobic gram negative rod, encapsulated

  • Infected animal bite

  • Normal flora of canines

  • Risk factors: asplenia, alcoholism, immunosuppression

  • Skin/soft tissue infection

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

  • Bacteremia

  • Meningitis

  • Associated with animal bites
  • Systemic infections have been reported in cancer patients, especially with intensive chemotherapy