Case Report

Chromobacterium violaceum Infection

Authors: SAMIR MIDANI MD, MOBEEN RATHORE MD

Abstract

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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