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Chromobacterium violaceum bacteremia: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12886967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chromobacterium violaceum is confined in tropical and subtropical regions, which can cause life-threatening disease. It is the only Chromobacterium species that is pathogenic to humans. Because of its rarity, clinicians often do not appreciate its importance when it is isolated. We report a fulminate fatal case of C. violaceum bacteremia in a 20-year-old male Taiwanese. The clinical manifestations were fever and abdominal pain, followed by shock and pulmonary septic embolism. Emergent laparotomy identified acute appendicitis with rupture. Flomoxef sodium was administered immediately. However, his condition deteriorated rapidly and he died within 48 h after the onset of illness. Two sets of blood culture yielded C. violaceum. Physicians should be aware of the occurrence of this infection in summer season.
Chang-Hua Chen; Li-Chen Lin; Chun-Eng Liu; Tzuu-Guang Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1684-1182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Microbiol Immunol Infect     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-30     Completed Date:  2003-08-26     Revised Date:  2007-06-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100956211     Medline TA:  J Microbiol Immunol Infect     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infections Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / etiology*
Chromobacterium / isolation & purification*
Fatal Outcome
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / etiology*

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