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Fatal septicemia caused by Chromobacterium violaceum in a child from Colombia

DOI: 10.1590/S0036-46652007000600011

Keywords: chromobacterium violaceum, pneumonia, fatal septicemia.

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a 4-year old child living in colombia presented with a history of fever and severe abdominal pain for four days. the patient developed pneumonia, septic shock, multiple organ failure and died on the fifth day of hospitalization. chromobacterium violaceum was isolated from admission blood cultures and was resistant to ampicillin, cephalosporins, carbapenems and aminoglycosides.


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