Last week I reported on a Wisconsin man who contracted a very serious infection with the bacterium, Capnocytophaga canimorsus and quickly went into septic shock.
It is suspected he contracted the bacterium from a dog lick. The latest news on his condition was he had all four limbs amputated.
So what is Capnocytophaga? Joining me on today’s podcast to discuss this pathogen is infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD.
Other podcasts with Dr LaRosa:
- Clostridium difficile awareness: A discussion with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Epstein-Barr Virus: The red-headed step child of the Herpes Virus family
- Sepsis: An interview with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Antibiotics: How to optimize the use and dosing of Vancomycin
- Tickborne diseases: Laboratory diagnosis and treatment
- Norovirus sickens dozens in Transylvania County
- Lyme disease reported in all states: California and Florida see largest increases
- Hepatitis A: West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan
- Greece reports 21 West Nile virus cases in past week
- Brazil to begin measles, polio vaccination campaign Monday
- Texas: Most people believe the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks
- Philippines: Maripipi declared under state of calamity due to chikungunya outbreak
- Zithromax FDA warning: Increased risk of cancer relapse with long-term use after Donor Stem Cell Transplant
- Iowa reports 1st human West Nile virus death
- African swine fever reported in China, First reported case in East Asia
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden