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Case report and review of Chromobacterium sepsis--a gram-negative sepsis mimicking melioidosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9294341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chromobacterium violaceum has recently been recognised as a pathogen which can cause life-threatening disease. It is the only Chromobacterium species which is pathogenic to humans. Due to its unfamiliarity, clinicians often do not appreciate its importance when it is isolated in sterile cultures and may dismiss it as a "containment". It is therefore important for us to be aware of this infection and its clinical spectrum since it is a disease of the tropics. We report a paediatric case of documented Chromobacterium sepsis in Singapore who presented like septicaemic melioidosis associated with diminished T-cell numbers. A review of both fatal and non-fatal Chromobacterium, infections is also included.
C Y Chong; M S Lam
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-08     Completed Date:  1997-10-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Chromobacterium / pathogenicity*
Diagnosis, Differential
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
Melioidosis / diagnosis*
Sepsis / diagnosis*,  microbiology

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