Man’s limbs amputated after dog licks lead to blood infection

Man’s limbs amputated after dog licks lead to blood infection

Man’s limbs amputated after dog licks lead to blood infection

These bacteria are found in the mouths of cats and dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Doctors ran blood tests and discovered he'd become infected with a bacterial pathogen known as capnocytophaga canimorsus. It's not clear which dog was carrying the bacteria. His case is particularly unlucky because for the infection to be passed on the dog usually has to bite you. About 30 percent of all those infected die.

On June 27th 2018 the Manteufel family experienced a medical emergency when Greg started feeling ill, within hours of the onset of symptoms, Greg's body started to go into septic shock.

Manteufel's infection, which likely originated from his own dog, caused his blood pressure to drop and the circulation in his limbs to decrease rapidly.

Furthermore all areas of Greg's body and tissue was affected by the bacteria and the sepsis, the Drs say his nose will need extensive repairs, which means he will need plastic surgery to rebuild a new healthy nose.


Dawn told the Post that about the time of her husband's illness he had been around eight dogs, and that any one of them could have licked him. "A$3 ll of the sudden, he's 48 years old and been around dogs all of his life. and this happens". "People with weakened immune systems include, for example, those who drink alcohol excessively, who have had their spleens removed, and who have HIV infection or cancer". Thankfully, it's also very rare, affecting only 0.67 people per million in a nationwide survey in the Netherlands, so dog owners shouldn't worry too much about their beloved pet landing them in a medical catastrophe.

The family set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for future surgeries, therapy and hand and leg prosthetics.

"More than 99 percent of people that have dogs will never have this issue". And they did it.

"There's no choice. We have no choice but to be positive and make the best of it", said Dawn Manteufel, who had used all her vacation days from her job as a correctional officer at Washington County Jail in West Bend. As of Wednesday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $US50,000 of its $US100,000 goal.

According to the page, Greg will be fitted for prosthetic limbs so he can function independently.

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