A rare nonfatal presentation of disseminated Chromobacterium violaceum sepsis
Ashwin Rajendra Saboo, Ramaa Vijaykumar, Sushma Uttam Save, Sandeep Bhalchandra Bavdekar
Received: March 19, 2012 Revised: April 20, 2012 Accepted: November 8, 2012
Sandeep Bhalchandra Bavdekar, Corresponding author. 9, A2 Worli Sea-Side CHS, Pujari Nagar, KAG Khan Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Background and purpose:
We present a case of disseminated Chromobacterium violaceum sepsis with multiple liver and splenic abscesses presenting with skin lesions and cardiogenic shock, and later diagnosed to have chronic granulomatous disease. The patient was treated with prolonged antimicrobial therapy, after which she recovered and remained asymptomatic on follow-up.
Cardiogenic shock, Chromobacterium, G6PD deficiency, Hepatic abscess, Immunodeficiency