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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 450-2

Chromobacterium violaceum : a case report of an unusual bacterium causing puerperal sepsis.

Department of Microbiology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa

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A Mahapatra
Department of Microbiology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa

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Human infections by Chromobacterium violaceum are rare. Till date 6 cases have been reported from southern and eastern parts of India. We report here a case of puerperal sepsis by C. violaceum, probably the first case from Eastern part of Orissa. The patient was successfully treated with amikacin and gatifloxacin.

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