Chromobacterium Violaceum Sepsis in Minas Gerais

Authors

  • Guilherme Côrtes Fernandes Federal University of Juiz de Fora
  • André Luiz Bueno Nascimento
  • Eduardo Rodrigues Borato
  • Natália Cristina Simão da Silva
  • Rosângela Maria de Castro Cunha
  • Thiago César Nascimento

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/1691

Keywords:

Chromobacterium violaceum, sepsis

Abstract

Infection by Chromobacterium violaceum, known as chromobacteriosis, is a rare cause of severe sepsis with rapid spread and high mortality. In February 2009, a 14-year-old male patient was admitted to Santa Casa of Misericórdia of Juiz de Fora Hospital, and he deteriorated rapidly with severe sepsis and death by chromobacteriosis. In this article we discuss the main clinical fidings, sensitivity profie, and antimicrobial therapy of this case.

Author Biography

Guilherme Côrtes Fernandes, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Nursing School, Department of Nursing Basic

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Published

2015-05-10

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Section

Infectious Diseases

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