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US News Healthy man dies after being licked by dog and getting rare infection, researchers found

02:25  26 november  2019
02:25  26 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Healthy man dies after being licked by dog and getting rare infection , researchers found . After 16 days of intensive treatment, the patient died . The man ’s death was caused by capnocytophaga canimorsus, a rare bacteria that naturally occurs in dog and cat mouths, and is most commonly

The 'previously healthy ' man was hospitalised after being licked by his dog and more than two weeks later he died . Researchers added the dog did not bite or scratch him. He also hadn’t been hospitalised previously, showed no signs of alcohol abuse or travelled abroad and didn’t have any

Kishu dog. Kishu dog. A German man who was licked by his dog died after contracting a rare bacteria, German researchers said.

The 63-year-old, who was otherwise healthy, was hospitalized with fever, severe difficulty breathing, blood spots on his skin and pain in his legs, according to a paper published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine.

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“He had been touched and licked, but not bitten or injured, by his dog, his only pet, in previous weeks,” doctors from Red Cross Hospital in Bremen, Germany, noted in the report.

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Dogs ( and cats) have bacteria in their mouths that, in rare cases, can cause a serious, and even fatal A 63-year-old man died from an infection after being licked by his dog . The man ’s case “It is harmful if it gets into the body either through contact with a scratch on your skin or just by contact

The infection is generally transmitted by a dog bite rather than a kiss — but the Doctors found the man ’s case particularly vexing as he didn’t present the “immunodeficiency Over the summer, an Ohio woman was forced to have her arms and legs amputated after being infected by her pup’s saliva.

Over the next 30 hours, the report says, the man developed encephalopathy, brain damage and paralytic ileus, or paralysis of the intestine. He suffered cardiac arrest.

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After 16 days of intensive treatment, the patient died.

The man’s death was caused by capnocytophaga canimorsus, a rare bacteria that naturally occurs in dog and cat mouths and is most commonly transmitted through dog bites.

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Individuals with a weak immune system or a history of alcoholism or who have had their spleens removed are especially vulnerable to the infection, researchers said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the infection is more likely to take place in individuals older than 40.

A Wisconsin man's legs, hands and nose were amputated after he was licked by a dog in 2018. In 2016, a BMJ medical report found a greyhound owner who made a full recovery after two weeks of intensive care.

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The doctors wrote that this man had trouble breathing. They advised physicians to ask about contact with pets if a patient comes to them with unusual symptoms.

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