Sepsis by Capnocytophaga

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Lara Ines Bellazzi *
Liudmyla Diachyshyna
Marcella Mercuri
Cristina Terulla
Panajota Troupioti
Filippo Costanzo
(*) Corresponding Author:
Lara Ines Bellazzi | laraines.bellazzi@gmail.com

Abstract

Capnocytophaga species is a commensal gram-negative rod capnophilic facultative anaerobic bacterium that colonizes the oral cavity of humans and animals. This bacterium can cause severe illness in patients with alcohol addiction, chronic lung diseases, liver diseases and immunosuppression. Herein, we report a rare case of sepsis caused by C. sputigena in a 83-year-old woman.

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Liudmyla Diachyshyna, Scuola di Specializzazione in Microbiologia e Virologia, Università degli Studi di Milano


Marcella Mercuri, Scuola di Specializzazione in Microbiologia e Virologia, Università degli Studi di Milano


Filippo Costanzo, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Ospedale di Voghera, ASST Pavia