Capnocytophagia canimorsus sepsis in an asplenic heart transplant candidate with a left ventricular assist system.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fulminant septic shock associated with Capnocytophagia canimorsus bacteremia developed in a 54-year-old asplenic man, a heart transplantation candidate who was supported with a HeartMate II left ventricular assist system, after he experienced a dog bite. He improved after administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics, which were narrowed to ampicillin/sulbactam for a prolonged 6-week course, and subsequently recovered fully.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ensor, CR; Russell, SD; Wittstein, IS; Conte, JV

Published Date

  • June 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 123

PubMed ID

  • 21736240

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1526-9248

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7182/prtr.21.2.1358461374r76423


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States