Capnocytophaga canimorsus

A rare case of a dog bite leading to bilateral lower limb amputations

May 14, 2024

Abstract Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a rare cause of bacteraemia, occurring usually after dog bites, and can have devastating consequences for patients. This report describes the case of a 65-year-old woman who presented acutely unwell 6 days after being bitten on the hand by a dog. She suffered consequences of overwhelming sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation and…

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