Chromobacterium violaceum causing sepsis and focal ulcer in a healthy child

Sing Sing Way, Robert Sidbury, Kevin Dooms, Andy Shors, Xuan Qin, Heidi M. Crane

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Chromobacterium violaceum is an unusual cause of infection, typically associated with rapid dissemination and a high mortality rate. We describe a case of a young immune-competent patient with sepsis associated with a large focal leg ulcer due to C. violaceum. This case highlights several typical features of infection with C. violaceum, including summertime exposure and presence of liver abscesses; it is atypical in terms of the specific dermatologic findings. We discuss the case itself and briefly review the medical literature on this unusual organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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