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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182424189
Case Reports

Chromobacterium violaceum Hepatic Abscesses in a Previously Healthy Child

Winder, Melissa M. RN, MSN, PNP-AC*; Ingram, David MD; Vaughan, Leah RN, MSN, FNP, AC-CPNP; Warner, Holly RN, MSN, FNP

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Abstract: Chromobacterium violaceum, a bacterium that can cause potentially fatal infection, is found in the soil and water of tropical and subtropical areas. We report a case of a 5-year-old boy who developed C violaceum hepatic abscesses after cutaneous introduction of the bacteria. The patient was successfully treated with ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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