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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.