Diagnosis of Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis by Whole-Genome Next-Generation Sequencing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • 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

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • ofw144 -

PubMed ID

  • 27704003

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5047422

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2328-8957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ofid/ofw144


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States