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Title: Chromobacterium violaceum in tropical northern Australia.
Authors: Huffam, S E
Nowotny, M J
Currie, B J
Affiliation: Royal Darwin Hospital, NT..
Issue Date: 6-Apr-1998
Citation: The Medical journal of Australia 1998-04-06; 168(7): 335-7
Abstract: Chromobacterium violaceum is an unusual cause of infection which may have fatality rates of over 60% when systemic illness occurs. We describe four patients infected with this organism who were successfully treated at Royal Darwin Hospital between 1991 and 1996. In tropical Australia, C. violaceum infection should be considered along with melioidosis in patients who present with a septic illness with skin lesions and/or organ abscesses after exposure to soil in the wet season.
ISSN: 0025-729X
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Anti-Bacterial Agents
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Northern Territory
Risk Factors
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Soil Microbiology
Tropical Climate
Water Microbiology
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