Chromobacterium violaceum causing neonatal osteomyelitis – A case report from Kerala

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Author Details : Rafeeda K M*, Geethanjali M

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 213-214

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Chromobacterium violaceum is facultative anaerobic, motile, oxidase positive gram negative bacilli which is a normal inhabitant of soil and stagnant water of the tropical and subtropical areas. Human infections caused by Chromobacterium violaceum is very uncommon with only a few cases reported in the literature, the first case being described by JE Lesslarin in 1927 in Malaya. In humans, infections ranging from life threatening sepsis with metastatic abscesses to skin infections and urinary tract infections can be caused by Chromobacterium violaceum. High mortality rates are associated with these infections. So it is very essential to diagnosis and treat with appropriate antibiotic at the earliest. Here we report a case of neonatal osteomyelitis by  hromobacterium violaceum and could prevent sepsis by adequate antibiotic therapy and intensive treatment.

Keywords: Chromobacterium violaceum, Neonatal osteomyelitis

How to cite : Rafeeda K M, Geethanjali M, Chromobacterium violaceum causing neonatal osteomyelitis – A case report from Kerala. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2021;7(3):213-214

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Received : 26-04-2021

Accepted : 03-08-2021

Available online : 01-09-2021

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