A Very Rare and Rapidly Fatal Case of Chromobacterium Violaceum Septicemia
Ang, Y.M., (2004) A Very Rare and Rapidly Fatal Case of Chromobacterium Violaceum Septicemia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 59 (4). pp. 535-537. ISSN 0300-5283
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Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan. Paediatric Unit.
infection is rare but causes a high mortality rate particularly in immunosuppressed persons. Since its clinical presentation is non-specific and the diagnosis basically relies upon blood culture and sensitivity, this infection should be considered among the organisms targeted empirically for antibiotic therapy when a cellulitis or rapidly progressive illness follows exposure to water or soil. This is a case of fulminant septicemia caused by this rarely encountered organism.
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