Author(s): Ota K, Kazawa T, Tsubata C, Suzuki M, Imaoka K
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Abstract Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a commensal bacterium from the carine mouth, causes septicemia in human beings through bites or scratches. We report a case of a 60-year-old man contracting septicemia due to C. canimorsus infection after a dog bite who died less than 12 hours after admission. We observed neutrophils with intracytoplasmic bacilli in the peripheral blood smear. We discuss clinical presentation and autopsy findings.
This article was published in Kansenshogaku Zasshi
and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access