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[Gr kapnos, smoke, i.e., carbon dioxide, + cytophag(y)] A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, long, slender bacilli that may be isolated from the oral cavity of humans and canines and are associated with serious systemic infections, esp. in asplenic patients.
A species that is the main pathogen for humans from dog bites. This organism causes septicemia, meningitis, endocarditis, and, occasionally, ocular infections. Those at increased risk of developing C. canimorsus infections include patients who have undergone a splenectomy and those who abuse alcohol.
TREATMENT Treatments include penicillins or, in penicillin-allergic patients, doxycycline and metronidazole.
A species that is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen.
Capnocytophaga is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Capnocytophaga." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/740041/all/Capnocytophaga_cynodegmi.
Capnocytophaga. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/740041/all/Capnocytophaga_cynodegmi. Accessed November 15, 2019.
Capnocytophaga. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/740041/all/Capnocytophaga_cynodegmi
Capnocytophaga [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/740041/all/Capnocytophaga_cynodegmi.
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