Tirotta Daniela*, Rossetti Sara, Imbriaco Chiara and Nizzoli Maurizio
Bite infections caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus are rare. Severe infections are mostly reported in the presence of predisposing conditions (potus, splenectomy, immunodeficiency). We describe the case of a 57-year-old man who developed sepsis associated with purpura secondary to cutaneous vasculitis. The blood cultures were positive for C. canimorsus. They have not been documented previous bite injury and immunodeficiency or any other typical predisposition.
Capnocytophaga canimorsus; Sepsis; Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
Daniela T, Sara R, Chiara I, Maurizio N. A Case of leukocytoclastic Vasculitis and Septic Shock due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus in a Person without Immunodeficiency. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1887.