Osteomyelitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea

J Pediatr Orthop. 1983 Nov;3(5):613-5. doi: 10.1097/01241398-198311000-00008.


A 13-year-old boy is reported with osteomyelitis of the greater trochanter caused by a facultative anaerobic organism (Capnocytophaga ochracea) not known to cause infections in normal immunocompetent individuals, nor implicated in bone or joint infections even in compromised hosts. There remains a need to consider unusual organisms and to obtain accurate bacteriologic data in all cases of osteomyelitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Infections* / drug therapy
  • Capnocytophaga
  • Drainage
  • Hip* / microbiology
  • Hip* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteomyelitis / etiology*
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology
  • Osteomyelitis / therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents