dog bite

John Gentile yjgent at
Tue Mar 20 18:37:12 EST 2001

The most common dog bite organism is Pasturella multocida. It is well
documented. Another organism everyone should look for in a dog bite is a
very fastidious Gram neg cocco-bacillus that used to be called CDC Group
DF-2. It has recently been classified as a Capnocytophaga. If you give us
some idea about what they found maybe we can pinpoint it.

The only time I've heard about Capnocytophaga causing an infection is in a
compromised patient - usually a Splenectomy or an alcoholic.

John Gentile                                    Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at                                      President
 "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities"

> From: jørgen <jacevicz at>
> Organization: Posted Courtesy of Tele Danmark or one of its European
> Subsidiaries
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:36:53 +0100
> Subject: dog bite
> hi from denmark
> Im a veterinaryan, got a dog bite and infection there was cultivatet a
> G-  without a name ??  It is said to be descibed in
> General mikrobiologi vol 136-3  page 746-748
> anay help ?
> jørgen

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