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Kleber Giovanni Luz ; Leonardo de Albuquerque Dantas ; Maria Celeste Nunes de Melo ; Dulce Almeida ;Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial 2014, 50 4

Author: Maria José de Britto Costa Fernandes

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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial ISSN: 1676-2444 jbpml@sbpc.org.br,adagmar.andriolo@g mail.com Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica-Medicina Laboratorial Brasil de Britto Costa Fernandes, Maria José; Luz, Kleber Giovanni; de Albuquerque Dantas, Leonardo; Nunes de Melo, Maria Celeste; Almeida, Dulce Chromobacterium violaceum: a fatal case in the northeast of the Brazil Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial, vol.
50, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2014, pp.
278-279 Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica-Medicina Laboratorial Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=393541983005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative case report Chromobacterium violaceum: a fatal case in the northeast of the Brazil Chromobacterium violaceum: um caso fatal no nordeste do Brasil Maria José de Britto Costa Fernandes1; Kleber Giovanni Luz2; Leonardo de Albuquerque Dantas3; Maria Celeste Nunes de Melo4; Dulce Almeida4 abstract Chromobacterium violaceum is a rare pathogen that can potentially cause fatal infections in humans.
An 8-year-old child from Natal, northeast of Brazil, presented history of fever, sore throat, and abdominal pain, during 5 days before admission, and died 4 hours after hospitalization.
Chromobacterium violaceum was isolated from oropharynx scrapings and was resistant to ampicillin, cefotaxime, cefalotin, ceftazidime, and ceftriaxone. Key words: Chromobacterium violaceum; opportunistic infection; Brazil. Introduction Chromobacterium violaceum, a Gram negative bacilli, facultative aerobic, found in the water and soil of tropical and subtropical regions, has been recently recognized as an opportunistic pathogen that may cause liver, lung, and skin ...





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