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Man has limbs amputated after dog lick
    2018-08-07  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

DOCTORS suspect contact with dog saliva led to a Wisconsin man’s infection that led to the amputation of his hands and legs after he came down with flu-like symptoms.

Greg Manteufel came home from working the third shift June 26 and told his wife Dawn he had been vomiting and his legs ached, she said.

One day later, the man’s adult son heard his father stirring early in the morning, speaking gibberish and having problems walking. The son, Michael, called family members and the man was taken to a hospital near their home.

But within minutes, bruises and blemishes appeared on his face, chest, legs, stomach and back, Dawn Manteufel said. The hospital said he had a life-threatening sepsis infection and sent him to another hospital for surgery and antibiotics.

Doctors determined his leg muscles and hands were dying. They amputated his legs below the knees and removed the hands in a following surgery, after exhausting options to save them. Nearly a quarter of his nose will be removed in an upcoming surgery.

The cause of all of this: bacteria from dog saliva that caused a rare blood infection.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterial pathogen found in healthy dogs and cats. There are more than 700 different types of bacteria in a dog’s mouth. While rare, people have contracted this bacteria, usually through dog bites, and died.

Manteufel and his wife have a pit bull named Ellie. She is 8 and they’ve had her since she was a puppy. (SD-Agencies)

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