Chromobacterium violaceum: A report of two cases of septicaemia and wound infection

Case Report

Author Details : Iqra Anjum*, Maimoona Mustafa, Mohammed Khaleel

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 57-61

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Background: Chromobacterium violaceum is a rare cause of human infection, which may become life threatening to its’ ability to rapidly disseminate. Cases are few and far between but with the climate change can increase in number. Here we discuss two (2) cases of infection with C. violaceum isolated at our hospital in South India.
Materials and Methods: Samples collected with all aseptic precautions were subjected for aerobic culture and the isolates subjected to various biochemical tests for identification.
Result: Infection by C. violaceum was confirmed in both the cases and appropriate antimicrobial administered.
Conclusion: Timely treatment with appropriate antimicrobial agents can reduce morbidity and prevent mortality by halting the progression of a local infection to systemic disease.

Keywords: Chromobacterium violaceum, Septicaemia wound infection.

How to cite : Anjum I , Mustafa M , Khaleel M , Chromobacterium violaceum: A report of two cases of septicaemia and wound infection. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2021;7(1):57-61

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