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Diagnosing Capnocytophaga canimorsus Infections

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006;12(2):340-342 DOI 10.3201/eid1202.050783


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Journal Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

ISSN: 1080-6040 (Print); 1080-6059 (Online)

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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J. Michael Janda

Margot H. Graves

David Lindquist

Will S. Probert


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Abstract | Full Text

We reviewed clinical and epidemiologic features of 56 human Capnocytophaga canimorsus isolates submitted during a 32-year period to California's Microbial Diseases Laboratory for identification. An increasing number of isolates identified as C. canimorsus have been submitted since 1990. Many laboratories still have difficulty correctly identifying this species.