International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 7 (2013) pp. 245-249
A first case report in tertiary care hospital, Navi Mumbai, India - Chromobacterium violaceum septicaemia in a child
Harapriya Kar, Vijay Mane, A.D Urhekar, Samir Pachpute, Anahita Hodiwala, Sharawari Samant, Asha Kore, Maya Kale, Dipashri Khiste, Bhaskar Das and Nitin Goel Insan
Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India- 410209. *Corresponding author e-mail:
Chromobacterium violaceum is a proteobacterium found in soil and water in tropical regions. The organism rarely causes infection in humans, can cause a severe systemic infection by entering the bloodstream via an open wound. Chromobacterium violaceum is a rare human pathogen with a high rate of mortality. The first case was reported from Malaysia in 1927; about 150 cases have been reported till 2007 in the world literature. The present case study report of septicaemia was reported in male child.
Proteo- bacterium; Systemic infection; C.violaceum; Septicemia.