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

Christopher R. Ensor, Stuart D. Russell, Ilan S. Wittstein, John Conte

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalProgress in Transplantation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transplantation

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