Diagnosis of Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis by Whole-Genome Next-Generation Sequencing.
We report the case of a 60-year-old man with septic shock due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus that was diagnosed in 24 hours by a novel whole-genome next-generation sequencing assay. This technology shows great promise in identifying fastidious pathogens, and, if validated, it has profound implications for infectious disease diagnosis.
Abril, MK; Barnett, AS; Wegermann, K; Fountain, E; Strand, A; Heyman, BM; Blough, BA; Swaminathan, AC; Sharma-Kuinkel, B; Ruffin, F; Alexander, BD; McCall, CM; Costa, SF; Arcasoy, MO; Hong, DK; Blauwkamp, TA; Kertesz, M; Fowler, VG; Kraft, BD
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