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Chromobacterium violaceum infection.

Authors
  • Midani, S
  • Rathore, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern medical journal
Publication Date
May 01, 1998
Volume
91
Issue
5
Pages
464–466
Identifiers
PMID: 9598856
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chromobacterium violaceum infection is confined to the tropical and subtropical areas, with almost all reported cases occurring in the Southeast. The most common feature of this infection is sepsis, followed by cutaneous involvement and liver abscesses. Treatment consists of surgical drainage of purulent collections and appropriate antimicrobial therapy, such as chloramphenicol, gentamicin, imipenem, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, or ciprofloxacin. Although C violaceum infection is rare, it is potentially fatal and remains an important entity for clinicians to suspect and treat appropriately.

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