Paediatric Chromobacterium violaceum in Cambodia: the first documented case

Ke, Lov; Khun Peng An; Sing Heng; Riley, Maria; Sona, Soeng; Moore, Catrin E.; Parry, Christopher M.; Stoesser, Nicole; Chanpheaktra, Ngoun
July 2012
Tropical Doctor;Jul2012, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p178
Academic Journal
Chromobacterium violaceum in fection is rarely described in Southeast Asian children, whichmay be due partly to the lack of access to adequatemicrobiology facilities inmany areas.This case report describes the first documented case to occur in a Cambodian child. An awareness of the disease and itsmanifestations is important as treatment can be difficult andmay require prolonged courses of antimicrobials and surgery.


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