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Sepsis by Capnocytophaga

Lara Ines Bellazzi, Liudmyla Diachyshyna, Marcella Mercuri, Cristina Terulla, Panajota Troupioti, Filippo Costanzo
  • Liudmyla Diachyshyna
    Scuola di Specializzazione in Microbiologia e Virologia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Marcella Mercuri
    Scuola di Specializzazione in Microbiologia e Virologia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Cristina Terulla
    Laboratorio di Analisi, Ospedale di Voghera, ASST Pavia, Italy
  • Panajota Troupioti
    Laboratorio di Analisi, Ospedale di Voghera, ASST Pavia, Italy
  • Filippo Costanzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Ospedale di Voghera, ASST Pavia, Italy

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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Capnocytophaga, sepsis

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Published: 2017-12-30 00:00:00
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