Chromobacterium violaceum causing deadly sepsis

Arun Sachu, Sunil Antony, Philip Mathew, Sanjo Sunny, Jency Koshy, Vijaya Kumar, Renu Mathew
2020 Iranian Journal of Microbiology  
Infections caused by Chromobacterium violaceum are extremely rare but can be relatively fatal in septicemia. We report a case of a 76 year old female who presented with pustules in the skin and later developed into septicemia. She succumbed to the illness despite escalating the antibiotic therapy to meropenem. To the best of our knowledge this is the 16th case report from India.
doi:10.18502/ijm.v12i4.3941 pmid:32994909 pmcid:PMC7502149 fatcat:kzqan5bgc5e7jep2bohrmb2ouy