Canis Caveat (Beware of the Dog) – Septic Shock Due To Capnocytophaga Canimorsus Contracted From A Dog Bite
S.M. O’Shaughnessy, L. Broderick, J. Walsh, K. Schaffer, A. Westbrook
O’Shaughnessy et al describe a 61 year old male who developed septic shock, liver failure and splenic infarction following a dog bite on his left calf. The causal organism was C. canimorsus which resides in the oral cavity of dogs and cats. He required intensive care and debridement of skin necrosis at the bite site.