Chromobacterium violaceum infection: A rare but frequently fatal disease

A. Chattopadhyay, V. Kumar, N. Bhat, P. L.N.G. Rao

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The authors report a rare case of Chromobacterium violaceum infection in a 2-month-old child. She presented with an apparently localized abscess, which appeared to respond well to therapy. However, the infection recurred later with a fulminant course. The organism frequently is dismissed as a contaminant or not identified properly, and the fatality rates are high. A high degree of awareness about this infection needs to be created, especially among pediatricians and pediatric surgeons, because children appear to be infected more commonly than adults, and aggressive therapy is needed to save these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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