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Medical Term:

Capnocytophaga canimorsus


a bacterial species linked to infections from dog bites (including bacteremia, endocarditis, and meningitis). Formerly designated DF-2 (dysgonic fermenter-2) by the CDC. These infections usually occur in patients with impaired immune systems.

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