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October 28, 1974

Successful Treatment of Systemic Chromobacterium violaceum Infection

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Drs. Victorica and Ayoub) and immunology and medical microbiology (Dr. Baer), University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.

JAMA. 1974;230(4):578-580. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240040048032

Sepsis followed a breast abscess in an otherwise healthy young adult. Cultures of the abscess yielded pure growth of Chromobacterium violaceum. Initiation of specific antibiotic therapy shortly after the onset of sepsis resulted in recovery.

(JAMA 230:578-580, 1974)