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Secretory diarrhea following a dog bite.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1864208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Overwhelming sepsis is rarely complicated by secretory diarrhea. We present a case of fulminant sepsis associated with dermatologic manifestations, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and a severe secretory diarrhea that has not previously been described. This followed a dog bite, and the patient was otherwise healthy. The combination of septic shock, skin lesions, and DIC occurring after a dog bite has been attributed to dysgonic fermentor 2 organisms, now called Capnocytophaga canimorsus, but none were cultured in this case (7). Dysgonic fermentor-2 may be a new cause of secretory diarrhea and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of overwhelming sepsis associated with diarrhea.
R M Peek; C Truss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-06     Completed Date:  1991-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1151-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294.
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MeSH Terms
Bites and Stings / complications*
Diarrhea / etiology*
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
Middle Aged
Shock, Septic / etiology*
Wound Infection / complications,  microbiology*

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