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Nicole Bertin, Gabriele Brosolo, Fabrizio Pistola, Francesco Pelizzo, Christian Marini, Franco Pertoldi, Olga Vriz
BACKGROUND: Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterium of the normal oral flora of dogs and cats. Human infection is caused by animal bite but is rarely observed, mainly in immunocompromised patients. We present 2 cases of C. canimorsus infection that occurred in immunocompetent patients and caused multiorgan failure and in both cases severe neurologic involvement. CASE REPORT: In the first case, we present a 69-year-old immunocompetent woman with septic shock derived from skin and soft tissue infection after a dog's bite...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Carina M Silva-Boghossian, Paola C Cesário, Anna Thereza T Leão, Ana Paula V Colombo
BACKGROUND: This study compared the composition of subgingival microbiota between obese and non-obese women with or without periodontal disease. METHODS: Full-mouth periodontal clinical assessments were carried out in 76 obese women (17 periodontally healthy and 59 with periodontal disease), and 34 non-obese women (12 periodontally healthy, 22 with periodontal disease). Subgingival biofilm samples were individually obtained from seven sites of each individual, and the prevalence and counts of 40 bacterial taxa were determined by the checkerboard method...
February 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Irasha Hettiarachchi, Scott Parker, Sanjit Singh
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a commensal organism commonly found in the oral cavity of cats and dogs. Infections with this organism are rare and can affect both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. The authors present a case of C canimorsus causing indolent prosthetic hip joint infection in a healthy 66-year-old woman following a history of being scratched by her pet dog. The patient had an atypical history of chronic, low-grade infection which is unusual, as this organism is more frequently associated with acute presentations and fulminant sepsis...
February 27, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Eric C Ledbetter, Rebecca J Franklin-Guild, Michele L Edelmann
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical, microbiologic, and histopathologic features of Capnocytophaga keratitis in dogs. ANIMALS STUDIED: Seven dogs with naturally acquired Capnocytophaga keratitis. PROCEDURES: Medical records of dogs with a clinical diagnosis of keratitis and corneal cultures positive for Capnocytophaga spp. were reviewed. Dog signalment, medical history, clinical findings, and diagnostic assay results were recorded. RESULTS: Breeds included Boston terrier (n = 3 dogs), Rat terrier (n = 2), and single cases of mixed breed and Pug...
January 23, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
K Feige, Pia Hartmann, J T Lutz
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a Gram-negative bacterium present in the oral cavities of cats and dogs. It is known for its capability to cause life-threatening sepsis following a dog bite, especially in immunocompromised patients. We report the case of a 67-year-old man who suffered from septic shock and multiorgan failure presumably following contamination of a pre-existing minor skin lesion by canine saliva. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of Capnocytophaga canimorsus among physicians when faced with a patient presenting with fulminant septic shock and Gram-negative bacteremia, who has been exposed to dogs...
January 2018: Der Anaesthesist
Eojin Jo, Soon-Nang Park, Yun Kyong Lim, Jayoung Paek, Yeseul Shin, Hongik Kim, Si Hyun Kim, Jeong Hwan Shin, Young-Hyo Chang, Joong-Ki Kook
A novel Gram-negative, capnophilic, fusiform bacterium, designated strain ChDC OS43T , was isolated from a human refractory periapical abscess in the left mandibular second molar and was characterized by polyphasic taxonomic analysis. The 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the strain belongs to the genus Capnocytophaga, as it showed sequence similarities to Capnocytophaga ochracea ATCC 27872T (96.30%) and C. sputigena ATCC 33612T (96.16%). The prevalent fatty acids of strain ChDC OS43T were isoC15:0 (57.54%), C16:0 (5...
November 27, 2017: Current Microbiology
Shota Maezawa, Daisuke Kudo, Keiichiro Asanuma, Daisuke Takekoshi, Ryuichiro Egashira, Shigeki Kushimoto
Case: A 61-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history was admitted with fever 7 days after being bitten by his dog. On day 3, he showed altered mental status, and laboratory data showed progressive hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, hyperbilirubinemia, renal dysfunction, coagulopathy, and schistocytosis. Severe sepsis complicated with thrombotic microangiopathy caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus was suspected. Outcome: Plasma exchange was applied to treat the thrombotic microangiopathy and resulted in platelet count increase and improved renal function, hyperbilirubinemia, and schistocytosis...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
Aaron Villarma, Christopher A Gulvik, Lori A Rowe, Mili Sheth, Phalasy Juieng, Ainsley C Nicholson, Vladimir N Loparev, John R McQuiston
We report here 1 near-complete genome sequence and 12 complete genome sequences for clinical Capnocytophaga isolates. Total read coverages ranged from 211× to 737×, and genome sizes ranged from 2.41 Mb to 3.10 Mb. These genomes will enable a more comprehensive taxonomic evaluation of the Capnocytophaga genus.
November 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
Minami Taki, Yoshio Shimojima, Ayako Nogami, Takuhiro Yoshida, Michio Suzuki, Koichi Imaoka, Hiroki Momoi, Norinao Hanyu
Sepsis caused by a Capnocytophaga canis infection has only been rarely reported. A 67-year-old female with a past medical history of splenectomy was admitted to our hospital with fever and general malaise. She had been bitten by a cat. She showed disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure because of severe sepsis. On blood culture, characteristic gram-negative fusiform rods were detected; therefore, a Capnocytophaga species infection was suspected. A nucleotide sequence analysis revealed the species to be C...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
François Thommen, Onya Opota, Gilbert Greub, Katia Jaton, Yan Guex-Crosier, Thomas J Wolfensberger, Alexandre Matet
PURPOSE: To describe a case of acute postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis because of Capnocytophaga canimorsus after cataract surgery, with probable contamination through salivary droplets of dog two days after the procedure. METHODS: An 83-year-old woman who underwent uncomplicated cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, presented 12 days later with acute pain, redness, and vision loss in her left eye. Visual acuity was hand motion and clinical findings suggested the diagnosis of acute postoperative endophthalmitis...
September 27, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Izumi Mashima, Citra F Theodorea, Boonyanit Thaweboon, Sroisiri Thaweboon, Frank A Scannapieco, Futoshi Nakazawa
Poor oral hygiene often leads to chronic diseases such as periodontitis and dental caries resulting in substantial economic costs and diminished quality of life in not only adults but also in children. In this study, the salivary microbiome was characterized in a group of children stratified by the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index (OHI-S). Illumina MiSeq high-throughput sequencing based on the 16S rRNA was utilized to analyze 90 salivary samples (24 Good, 31 Moderate and 35 Poor oral hygiene) from a cohort of Thai children...
2017: PloS One
Anitha Isaiah, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Russ Kelley, Paul Mundell, Jörg M Steiner, Jan S Suchodolski
Little is known about physiological factors that affect the sense of olfaction in dogs. The objectives of this study were to describe the canine nasal and oral microbiota in detection dogs. We sought to determine the bacterial composition of the nasal and oral microbiota of a diverse population of detection canines. Nasal and oral swabs were collected from healthy dogs (n = 81) from four locations-Alabama, Georgia, California, and Texas. Nasal and oral swabs were also collected from a second cohort of detection canines belonging to three different detection job categories: explosive detection dogs (SP-E; n = 22), patrol and narcotics detection dogs (P-NDD; n = 15), and vapor wake dogs (VWD-E; n = 9)...
2017: PloS One
Kavitha Seerangaiyan, Arie Jan van Winkelhoff, Hermie J M Harmsen, John W A Rossen, Edwin G Winkel
Intra-oral halitosis (IOH) is an unpleasant odor emanating from the oral cavity. It is thought that the microbiota of the dorsal tongue coating plays a crucial role in this condition. The aim of the study was to investigate the composition of the tongue microbiome in subjects with and without IOH. A total of 26 subjects, 16 IOH patients and 10 healthy subjects were recruited based on their organoleptic score and volatile sulfur compound (VSC) measurements. The composition of the tongue microbiome was studied using the 16s amplicon sequencing of the V3-V4 hyper variable region with an Illumina MiSeq...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
Shinobu Tamura, Asumi Koyama, Yusuke Yamashita, Chieko Shiotani, Hiromichi Nakamoto, Chiaki Nakamoto, Michio Suzuki, Yoshio Nakano, Koichi Imaoka, Takashi Sonoki, Tokuzo Fujimoto
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a gram-negative rod that can be transmitted primarily by dog bites. This life-threatening organism commonly causes sepsis in patients with splenectomy or alcoholism. A 53-year-old rheumatoid arthritis male treated with methotrexate (MTX) for 5 years was admitted for a 4-day history of fever and dyspnea. He had been bitten on a finger by the family dog 4 days before onset. Laboratory tests revealed pancytopenia, acute renal failure, and evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation, and he subsequently developed acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2017: IDCases
Ke Deng, Xiang Ying Ouyang, Yi Chu, Qian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the microbiome composition of health and gingivitis in Chinese undergraduates with high-throughput sequencing. METHODS: Sequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons was performed with the MiSeq system to compare subgingival bacterial communities from 54 subjects with gingivitis and 12 periodontally healthy controls. RESULTS: A total of 1,967,372 sequences representing 14 phyla, 104 genera, and 96 species were detected. Analysis of similarities (Anosim) test and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) showed significantly different community profiles between the health control and the subjects with gingivitis...
2017: Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Shuyan Dai, Cancan Sun, Kemin Tan, Sheng Ye, Rongguang Zhang
Eukaryotic thrombospondin type 3 repeat (TT3R) is an efficient calcium ion (Ca(2+)) binding motif only found in mammalian thrombospondin family. TT3R has also been found in prokaryotic cellulase Cel5G, which was thought to forfeit the Ca(2+)-binding capability due to the formation of intra-repeat disulfide bonds, instead of the inter-repeat ones possessed by eukaryotic TT3Rs. In this study, we have identified an enormous number of prokaryotic TT3R-containing proteins belonging to several different protein families, including outer membrane protein A (OmpA), an important structural protein connecting the outer membrane and the periplasmic peptidoglycan layer in gram-negative bacteria...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
Mariano Marmo, Romolo Villani, Raffaele Maria Di Minno, Giuseppe Noschese, Matteo Paganini, Silvia Quartesan, Alex Rizzato, Gerardo Bosco
BACKGROUND: Dog bites are a frequent injury, but the incidence and type of lesions vary across countries. Although only few patients develop complications, the treatment of advanced injuries has a considerable medical, social and economic impact. A frequently isolated pathogen in dog bite wounds is Capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacterium that can cause sepsis or meningitis. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy has been shown to be useful in treating anaerobic infections, most likely because it creates an inhospitable environment for the bacterium and enhances the patient's immune response...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Anne Jolivet-Gougeon, Nicolas Helsens, Elise Renard, Zohreh Tamanai-Shacoori, Martine Bonnaure-Mallet
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was evaluated for rapid identification of cfxA PCR positive and negative Capnocytophaga strains. Colonies were grown on blood agar, incubated anaerobically at 37 °C for 48 h, and were then evaluated by MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Both methods identified all colonies to the genus level. The MALDI-TOF MS method gave the same result, at the species level, as 16S rRNA gene sequencing for 41/53 Capnocytophaga sp...
December 2017: Anaerobe
Abdullah A Alhifany, Thamer A Almangour, Deanne E Tabb, David H Levine
BACKGROUND Capnocytophaga ochracea is a gram-negative anaerobic organism commonly found in human oral flora. It is characteristically sensitive to beta-lactams and resistant to aminoglycosides. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain and was admitted for premature labor at 24-weeks of gestation. At presentation, the cervix was closed and the membrane was intact; however, contractions continued, the membrane subsequently ruptured before receiving any steroids or magnesium, and the mother gave birth to a 540-gram female baby...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Daiana Cavalli, Cássia Cestari Toia, Esteban Isai Flores Orozco, Rayana Duarte Khoury, Flávia Goulart da Rosa Cardoso, Marcelo Corrêa Alves, Cláudio Antônio Talge Carvalho, Marcia Carneiro Valera
INTRODUCTION: This clinical study was conducted to correlate the microbiological profile and levels of endotoxins found in primary endodontic infection with the presence of clinical features and to evaluate the removal of microorganisms and endotoxins using rotary, reciprocating, and hybrid systems for biomechanical preparation. METHODS: Thirty single root canals with primary endodontic infection were evaluated with signs and symptoms and were randomly divided into 3 groups according to the instrumentation system used (n = 10) as follows: rotary Mtwo instruments (VDW, Munich, Germany) with 8 files, the reciprocating Reciproc system (VDW) with a single file, and Genius hybrid instruments with 3 files (1 rotary and 2 reciprocating files) with irrigation using 24 mL 2...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
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