Disease Information for Capnocytophaga/anaerobic (DF2) sepsis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Low Blood Pressure
Signs of Poor Perfusion
Eschar
Eschar/inoculation site (Tache noir)
Local necrotic tissue/burn/ulceration
Skin Ulcer with Eschar
Typical Clinical Presentation
Fever in Asplenic Patient
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Potentially lethal/untreated
Lethal Potential
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Animal bite
Exposure/Cats and Cat bite
Exposure/Dog bite
Recent Event
Recent/Animal bite
Established Disease Population
Patient/AIDS established population
Patient/Alcoholism/chronic alcoholic
Patient/Cirrhosis
Patient/Asplenic status
Patient/Immune compromised/Immune suppressed
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Culture slow relatively
Microlab/Blood culture positive
Microlab/Capnocytophaga canimorsus (DF-2)
Microlab/Capnocytophaga isolation
Microlab/Capnocytophaga ochracea (DF-1)
Microlab/Difficult agent to culture
Microlab/Gram-negative rods/blood culture
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anthrax
Associated Disease & Complications
Arteriosclerosis
Bacteremia Septicemia
Capnocytophaga Canimorsus (CDC group DF2)
Death Outcome
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Gingivitis
Hemochromatosis
Hemosiderosis
Hypotension
Purpura fulminans
Septicemic shock
Shock
Multiple organ System Failure
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Asplenic/splenectomy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Anaerobes/unusual bacteria (category)
AGENT/Anaerobic bacteria (ex)
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
AGENT/Bacteria/non-pathogenic/opportunistic/saprophyte
AGENT/Encapsulated bacteria (ex).
AGENT/Gram negative bacteria (ex)
AGENT/Gram negative rods (ex)
AGENT/Gram positive bacillus/rods (ex)
AGENT/High iron stores/encourage growth
AGENT/Oral spread/infection pathology
AGENT/Saprophytic organism (ex)
AGENT/Species specific microbe
AGENT/Zoonosis disease (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
136 CAPNOCYTOPHAGA, CAPNOCYTOPHAGA, Capnocytophaga (organism), Capnocytophaga Leadbetter et al 1982, Genus Capnocytophaga, Genus Capnocytophaga (organism), Sphaerocytophaga, Synonym/Capnophagia Canimorsus
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Augmentin)
RX/Ampicillin/sublactam (Unasyn)
RX/Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
RX/Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
RX/Penicillin
Other Treatments
TX/Platelet transfusion
Definition
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Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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