Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Case of leukocytoclastic Vasculitis and Septic Shock due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus in a Person without Immunodeficiency

Tirotta Daniela*, Rossetti Sara, Imbriaco Chiara and Nizzoli Maurizio

Medicina Interna Forli’ (AUSL Romagna), Italy

*Correspondance to: Tirotta Daniela 

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Abstract

Bite infections caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus are rare. Severe infections are mostly reported in the presence of predisposing conditions (potus, splenectomy, immunodeficiency). We describe the case of a 57-year-old man who developed sepsis associated with purpura secondary to cutaneous vasculitis. The blood cultures were positive for C. canimorsus. They have not been documented previous bite injury and immunodeficiency or any other typical predisposition.

Keywords:

Capnocytophaga canimorsus; Sepsis; Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Citation:

Daniela T, Sara R, Chiara I, Maurizio N. A Case of leukocytoclastic Vasculitis and Septic Shock due to Capnocytophaga canimorsus in a Person without Immunodeficiency. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1887.

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