Successful Treatment of Chromobacterium violaceum in a North Indian Adult: A Case Report with Review of LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Charu Nayyar,
Medanta SN Superspeciality Hospital, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India.
Chromobacterium violaceum, a gram negative facultatively anaerobic bacillus, although a rare human pathogen, is increasingly gaining importance, particularly because of its multidrug resistance and ability to rapidly progress to fatal sepsis with multi organ failure. Ciprofloxacin remains the most effective antibiotic, in vitro. A high index of suspicion and appropriate antibiotic treatment can help in reducing the mortality. A case of successful treatment of C. violaceum in a 62-year-old male from North India along with a review of literature has been described in this paper.
Ciprofloxacin, Gram negative, Lower mortality
Charu Nayyar, Sankalp Sethi, Rajeev Vashishth. SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF CHROMOBACTERIUM VIOLACEUM IN A NORTH INDIAN ADULT: A CASE REPORT WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 September [cited: 2019 Sep 18 ]; 13:DD03-DD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 17, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Jul 16, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Aug 13, 2019
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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