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Fatal Septicaemia due to Chromobacterium violaceum

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Human infection caused by Chromobacterium violaceum is rare but when it occurs, it is associated with a high mortality rate. This is a report of a young adult male who presented as a surgical emergency and succumbed soon after. The most common feature of this infection is sepsis, followed by cutaneous involvement and liver abscesses. Chromobacterium infection as a differential in a case of sepsis is important for clinicians to suspect, especially in tropical countries.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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