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Fatal septicaemia from Chromobacterium violaceum: case reports and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16760554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chromobacterium violaceum rarely causes infection in humans and its mechanism of pathogenicity is not well understood. Human infection carries a high mortality rate with a fulminating clinical progression. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis, and is based on recovering the organisms from blood cultures or other appropriate specimens. We present three cases of human infection managed in a tertiary referral hospital in Hong Kong with a review of the literature.
A Y B Teoh; M Hui; K Y Ngo; J Wong; K F Lee; P B S Lai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-08     Completed Date:  2007-10-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Chromobacterium / classification,  isolation & purification*
Fatal Outcome
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Middle Aged
Sepsis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
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0/Anti-Infective Agents

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