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dc.contributor.authorDedy, Nicolas J
dc.contributor.authorCoghill, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorChandrashekar, Nanda Kumar S
dc.contributor.authorBindra, Randy R
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T23:24:57Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T23:24:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0363-5023en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.10.011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/406025
dc.description.abstractCapnocytophaga canimorsus is a gram-negative bacillus present in the oral cavities of 22% to 74% of healthy dogs. Capnocytophaga canimorsus has unique virulence factors that enable it to evade the human immune system and cause life-threatening sepsis following a dog bite. We report a previously well 68-year-old woman who presented with septic shock and multiorgan failure following a seemingly minor dog bite to the finger. The patient required intensive care treatment, intravenous antibiotic therapy, and multiple surgical procedures including amputation of the affected finger. The septicemia and coagulopathy that ensued resulted in gangrene and amputation of additional fingers and toes. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of this organism among hand surgeons when faced with a patient presenting in septic shock and minimal signs at the site of a dog bite.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherW B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom81en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto84en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Journal of Hand Surgeryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsOrthopedicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSurgeryen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCapnocytophagacanimorsusen_US
dc.titleCapnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis Following a Minor Dog Bite to the Finger: Case Reporten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDedy, NJ; Coghill, S; Chandrashekar, NKS; Bindra, RR, Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis Following a Minor Dog Bite to the Finger: Case Report, The Journal of Hand Surgery, 2016, 41 (1), pp. 81-84en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-10-16
dc.date.updated2021-07-15T02:40:52Z
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gro.griffith.authorBindra, Randy


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