Journal Article

Meningitis Due to <i>Capnocytophaga canimorsus</i> after Receipt of a Dog Bite: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gwenaël Le Moal, Cédric Landron, Ghislaine Grollier, René Robert and Christophe Burucoa

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 3, pages e42-e46
Published in print February 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/345477
Meningitis Due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus after Receipt of a Dog Bite: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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We describe a case of meningitis due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus and review 18 cases with attention to risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. In most of the reported cases, contact with dogs and predisposing factors were found. Clinical manifestations and the findings of examinations of cerebrospinal fluid specimens were similar to those of classic bacterial meningitis; however, the mortality rate for C. canimorsus meningitis very low when compared with the rate for C. canimorsus septicemia (5% vs. 30%).

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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