BUTLER, Thomas Campbell
Unidentified gram-negative rod infection: A new disease of man.Ann. intern. Med., 86, 1-5, 1977.
Order of authorship in the original paper: Butler, Weaver, Ramani....Bobo....First description of a newly discovered bacterium associated with dog bites, affecting in this case alcoholic patients or patients predisposed to illness. Pencillin is recommended for treatment.
Followed by: Bobo, R. A. and Newton, E. J., "A previously undescribed gram-negative bacillus causing septicemia and meningitis," Am. j. Path., 65, 564-569,1976. At this time the bacteria, which would in 1989 be named Capnocytophaga canimorsus, was thought to affect primarily immunocompromised or alcoholic patients.
(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)
Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Animal Bite Wound Infections, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Meningitis