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Fatal Chromobacterium violaceum bacteraemia in rural Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Published inNew microbes and new infections, vol. 3, no. 5, p. 21-23
Publication date2015
Abstract

A 19-year-old Malay male succumbed to a septicaemia caused by Chromobacterium violaceum 11 days after onset of illness. The organism is a common soil saprophyte and may be considered as contaminant on culture. It is essential to recognise its clinical significance in purulent processes so that appropriate therapy can be instituted. We report the first fatal case of Chromobacterium violaceum infection in the University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur.

Keywords
  • Abscess
  • Adult
  • Bacteremia
  • Chromobacterium
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Finger Injuries/microbiology
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
  • Hand Injuries/microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wound Infection
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BOTTIEAU, E. et al. Fatal Chromobacterium violaceum bacteraemia in rural Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In: New microbes and new infections, 2015, vol. 3, n° 5, p. 21–23. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2014.10.007
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