Chromobacterium violaceum Hepatic Abscesses in a Previously Healthy ChildWinder, Melissa M. RN, MSN, PNP-AC*; Ingram, David MD†; Vaughan, Leah RN, MSN, FNP, AC-CPNP†; Warner, Holly RN, MSN, FNP†Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2012 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 219–220 doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182424189 Case Reports Abstract Author Information 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. From the *School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC; and †Department of Pediatrics, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC. Correspondence to: Melissa M. Winder, RN, MSN, PNP-AC, 40 River Rd, Apt 5P, New York, NY 10044. E-mail: email@example.com. The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.