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Chromobacterium violaceum infection is usually confined to tropical and subtropical areas.1 The most common feature of reported cases of human C violaceum infection is sepsis with a high mortality rate.2 To our knowledge, there have been no reports on sepsis caused by C violaceum in the Japanese literature.
Hiraoka N, Yoshioka K, Inoue K, Kawahito Y, Kasamatsu Y. Chromobacterium violaceum Sepsis Accompanied by Bacteria-Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome in a Japanese Man. Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(14):1623-1624. doi: