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Capnocytophaga

Capnocytophaga is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • C. canimorsus (previously known as DF-2, dysgonic fermenter) and C. cynodegmi (previously known as DF-2 like organism) are facultatively anaerobic Gram-negative rods, part of normal oral flora of dogs and cats.
    • C. cynodegmi is considered less virulent than C. canimorsus.
    • Other Capnocytophaga species may be part of normal human oral flora or dental plaque, e.g., C. sputigena and C. gingivalis.
  • Organisms have a long, fusiform appearance on gram stain, making it distinctive enough to consider morphologic identification pending cx results.
  • Organisms considered fastidious by micro lab.
  • Most strains are resistant to polymyxin, fusidic acid, fosfomycin and trimethoprim.

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Last updated: November 29, 2015

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul. "Capnocytophaga." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2015. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540078/all/Capnocytophaga.
Auwaerter P. Capnocytophaga. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540078/all/Capnocytophaga. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. (2015). Capnocytophaga. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540078/all/Capnocytophaga
Auwaerter P. Capnocytophaga [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540078/all/Capnocytophaga.
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