Chromobacterium violaceum causing deadly sepsis

  • Arun Sachu Department of Microbiology, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
  • Sunil Antony Department of Medicine, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
  • Philip Mathew Department of Critical Care, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
  • Sanjo Sunny Department of Critical Care, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
  • Jency Koshy Department of Medicine, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
  • Vijaya Kumar Department of Medicine, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
  • Renu Mathew Department of Microbiology, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, India
Keywords:
Chromobacterium violaceum;, Septicemia

Abstract

Infections caused by Chromobacterium violaceum are extremely rare but can be relatively fatal in septicemia. We report a case of a 76 year old female who presented with pustules in the skin and later developed into septicemia. She succumbed to the illness despite escalating the antibiotic therapy to meropenem. To the best of our knowledge this is the 16th case report from India.

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Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
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Sachu A, Antony S, Mathew P, Sunny S, Koshy J, Kumar V, Mathew R. Chromobacterium violaceum causing deadly sepsis. Iran J Microbiol. 12(4):364-367.
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