Bacteria in dog saliva causes man to lose legs

Bacteria in dog saliva causes man to lose legs

Doctors said the infection was likely caused by being licked by his dog.

But it became clear the problem was worse, with surgeons eventually removing both Manteufel's legs below the knee.

He said that people with low immune systems should be careful, as they could be vulnerable to an infection. Anyone bitten by a dog is urged to seek medical attention immediately even if they feel fine.

Symptoms usually appear within one to eight days of exposure, but mostly on the second day.

"Rarely, Capnocytophaga species can spread to humans through bites, scratches, or close contact from a dog or cat and cause illness".

Greg Manteufel's blood pressure dropped and the circulation in his limbs decreased rapidly and doctors were forced to amputate his legs and then his hands, the Post reported. Antibiotics are needed to treat a Capnocytophaga infection and should be started as soon as possible to prevent further complications.

But thre can be long-term side effects include amputation from gangrene, heart attack, and kidney failure.

Greg Manteufel
Greg Manteufel

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. Manteufel also spent his entire life around dogs, which makes the blood infection all the more surprising.

"It took a week and they were taking his legs", Dawn Manteufel said.

Dawn, of West Bend, Wi., added: 'We can't wrap our heads around it that all of the sudden, he's 48 years old and been around dogs all of his life... and this happens. These infections are more likely in people over 40 who have an immuno-compromised condition, or in people who excessively use alcohol or who have had their spleen removed, according to the CDC.

A GoFundMe Account has been set up to help with Manteufel's medical bills.

"Sometimes it decreases so much that the arms and legs just die", Dr. Munoz-Price said.

Several types of Capnocytophaga bacteria, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "live in the mouths of dogs and cats". "He kept just saying, 'Take what you need, but keep me alive.' And they did", Dawn said.

The GoFundMe for Manteufel has already surpassed the fundraising goal of $25,000.

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