Capnocytophaga canimorsus sepsis with associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
- Author(s): Ma, Andrew
- Goetz, Matthew Bidwell
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1097/maj.0b013e318262db1a
Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacterium commonly transmitted via dog bites, is known to cause sepsis in immunocompromised patients. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome are rare complications of infection. The authors present a case of C canimorsus sepsis and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in an asplenic patient and review the relevant literature.