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Editor's Correspondence
July 26, 1999

Chromobacterium violaceum Sepsis Accompanied by Bacteria-Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome in a Japanese Man

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(14):1623-1624. doi:

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.

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