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Urinary tract infection caused by Chromobacterium violaceum

Authors Pant N, Sharma M

Received 4 June 2015

Accepted for publication 30 July 2015

Published 10 September 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 293—295


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Atif Mohammad

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Narayan Dutt Pant, Manisha Sharma

Department of Microbiology, Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract: Chromobacterium violaceum, a proteobacterium, is a facultative anaerobe, which is generally present as the normal flora of water and soil in tropical and subtropical regions. The infection due to Chromobacterium violaceum is rare but mostly fatal. It is responsible for causing fatal cases of septicemia, visceral abscesses, skin and soft tissue infections, meningitis, diarrhea, and rarely urinary tract infection. The bacteria has high propensity to spread causing sepsis. Delayed proper treatment due to limited awareness related to the C. violaceum infection is responsible for the high mortality rate. Here, we describe a rare case of urinary tract infection by C. violaceum in a chronic kidney disease patient, which was managed with timely proper antimicrobial therapy as per the culture sensitivity report.

Keywords: Chromobacterium violaceum, proteobacterium, septicemia, visceral abscesses, nephrectomy

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