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Capnocytophaga canimorsus sepsis with associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

  • Author(s): Ma, Andrew
  • Goetz, Matthew Bidwell
  • et al.
Abstract

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.

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