Catheter-related bloodstream infection due to biofilm-producing Capnocytophaga sputigena

Shelcie Fabre, Yesha Malik, Adriana van De Guchte, Lourdes A. Delgado-Noguera, Melissa R. Gitman, Michael D. Nowak, Emilia M. Sordillo, Matthew M. Hernandez, Alberto E. Paniz-Mondolfi

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Capnocytophaga sputigena is a facultatively-anaerobic bacterium that is part of the human oropharyngeal microflora. Although C. sputigena bacteremia is uncommon, systemic infections have been reported in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. We report a case of catheter-related bloodstream infection by C. sputigena and highlight its enhanced biofilm-forming capacity in vitro.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01231
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Bacteremia
  • Biofilm
  • Capnocytophaga sputigena
  • Central catheter


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