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Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis with Associated Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
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PMID:  22990045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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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.
Authors:
Andrew Ma; Matthew Bidwell Goetz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine (AM), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; David Geffen School of Medicine (MBG), University of California Los Angeles; Division of Infectious Diseases (MBG), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California.
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