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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Abstract

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
Volume3
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
ISSN2052-2975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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