Fatal Chromobacterium violaceum bacteraemia in rural Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

E Bottieau, D Mukendi, J-R Kalo, A Mpanya, P Lutumba, B Barbé, F Chappuis, O Lunguya, Marleen Boelaert, J Jacobs

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We describe the first case of bacteraemia caused by Chromobacterium violaceum in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This diagnosis was made in an apparently healthy adult who was admitted to a rural hospital of the province of Bandundu with severe community-acquired sepsis. The patient developed multi-organ failure and died; to our knowledge, this is the first reported fatal case in an adult in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNew Microbes and New Infections
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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