Capnocytophaga canimorsus septicaemia in an asplenic patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

Asplenic patients are highly susceptible to infections with encapsulated bacteria such as Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a gram negative bacillus which is a commensal organism in cat and dog saliva. We describe the first case of septic shock due to C canimorsus infection occurring in a 51-year-old woman with functional asplenism related to systemic lupus… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.05.2009.1840

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