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Sepsis por Chromobacterium violaceum pigmentado y no pigmentado

DOI: 10.4067/S0716-10182007000500010

Keywords: psoas abscess, sepsis.

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chromobacterium violaceum sepsis is rare but associated with a high mortality rate. we report a fatal case of c. violaceum sepsis in a 6 years old venezuelan indian boy. clinical manifestations were fever and swelling in the right inguinal region. the initial diagnosis was an appendicular plastron. appendicectomy was performed and during surgery a right psoas abscess was identified that resulted culture positive for pigmented c. violaceum. blood cultures were positive for a pigmented and non pigmented c. violaceum strain. imipenem and amikacin were administered despite of which the child died 9 days after hospital admission


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