Dog saliva can carry a variety of microorganisms that can be transmitted to humans, including the bacteria Campylobacter, Capnocytophaga canimorsus
, Clostridium, E.
An emerging zoonotic cause of sepsis, endocarditis, and meningitis is Capnocytophaga canimorsus
, a Gram (-) bacterium first named in 1989.
is a gram-negative, rod-shaped, usually commensal bacteria of dog and cat oral flora that causes rare but potentially severe infections in humans (1,2).
The bacteria, called Capnocytophaga canimorsus
, "just attacked him," Dawn said, and it did so quickly and aggressively.
Doctors diagnosed Manteufel with a rare blood infection caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus
, which is commonly found in the saliva of most healthy dogs and is usually not harmful to humans, the Post reported.
Jaco, of Chorlton, Manchester, developed sepsis after a rare reaction to Capnocytophaga canimorsus
, carried by up to three-quarters of dogs.
Butler, "Capnocytophaga canimorsus
: an emerging cause of sepsis, meningitis, and post-splenectomy infection after dog bites," European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases: official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Due to the microbiological findings, in particular the Gram-negative rods in the blood smear, a new suspicion of an infection with Capnocytophaga canimorsus
(CC) arose, a bacterium that occurs physiologically in the oral mucosa of cats and dogs and can result in septic shock in immunosuppressed patients.
In Capnocytophaga canimorsus
, a member of the Bacteroidetes, a polysaccharide utilization system uses serotransferrin as an iron source .
number Source organism 1 Sphingobacterium spiritivorum 2 Desulfuromonas acetoxidans 3 Capnocytophaga canimorsus
4 Chlorobium phaeobacteroides 5 Prosthecochloris aestuarii 6 Myroides odoratus 7 Riemerella anatipestifer 8 Flavobacteria bacterium 9 Chlorobium limicola 10 Zobellia galactanivorans 11 Chryseobacterium gleum 12 Cellulophaga lytica 13 Mesoflavibacter zeaxanthinifaciens 14 Zunongwangia profunda 15 Cyanothece sp.
Comunmente, los pacientes asplenicos o cirroticos que presentan heridas triviales estan en mayor riesgo de desarrollar sepsis por Capnocytophaga canimorsus
(fermentadora disgonica de tipo 2 o DF2).