Wound: Capnocytophaga canimorsus. Shipped August 12, 2019 FINAL RESULT
A simulated wound sample collected from a 22-year-old Hodgkin’s patient with a dog bite and an infected leg wound was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Capnocytophaga canimorsus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M192-4
- Capnocytophaga species require enriched media and increased CO2 or anaerobic conditions for primary growth to occur.
- Capnocytophaga canimorsus follows Pasteurella multocida in its frequency of occurrence in dog bite infections. It also follows directly behind Streptococcus pneumoniae in frequency.