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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