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A successful antimicrobial regime for Chromobacterium violaceum induced bacteremia.

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BACKGROUND: Chromobacterium violaceum is a proteobacterium found in soil and water in tropical regions. The organism rarely causes infection in humans, yet can cause a severe systemic infection by entering the bloodstream via an open wound. CASE PRESENTATION: We recently identified a case of severe bacteremia caused by Chromobacterium violaceum at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Here, we describe how rapid microbiological identification and a combination...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2334-13-4

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Baker, S
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
4
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
URN:
uuid:753e6e0b-5225-4764-b14f-9441d7f6af0d
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374223
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pubs:374223

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