Issue: 2018 > March > case report

An unusual causative pathogen of sepsis after a cat bite: Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens

I.M. Markusse, S.P. van Mens, P.J. de Vries
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A 40-year-old woman with a history of liver cirrhosis presented with septic shock caused by an Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens bacteraemia after a cat bite. A. succiniciproducens sepsis can develop after a cat or dog bite, especially in immunocompromised hosts, or might occur after translocation from the gut flora. It is a potentially lethal infection.