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[Sepsis caused by pigmented and no pigmented Chromobacterium violaceum].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista chilena de infectología : órgano oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
5
Pages
402–406
Identifiers
PMID: 17989847
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Chromobacterium violaceum sepsis is rare but associated with a high mortality rate. We report a fatal case of C. violaceum sepsis in a 6 years old Venezuelan indian boy. Clinical manifestations were fever and swelling in the right inguinal region. The initial diagnosis was an appendicular plastron. Appendicectomy was performed and during surgery a right psoas abscess was identified that resulted culture positive for pigmented C. violaceum. Blood cultures were positive for a pigmented and non pigmented C. violaceum strain. Imipenem and amikacin were administered despite of which the child died 9 days after hospital admission.

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