An immunocompetent case of capnocytophaga canimorsus infection complicated by secondary thrombotic microangiopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation

Naoki Tani, Keiji Nakamura, Kosuke Sumida, Michio Suzuki, Koichi Imaoka, Nobuyuki Shimono

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Abstract

A 62-year-old woman with no previous history developed a Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection followed by thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). She was treated with antibiotics and plasma exchange (PE) and recovered. C. canimorsus sepsis sometimes causes not only DIC but also TMA. The mortality of TMA is extremely high, so we should not hesitate to perform PE when a patient shows TMA symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3479-3482
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume58
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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