Chromobacterium Violaceum Sepsis in Minas Gerais

  • Guilherme Côrtes Fernandes Federal University of Juiz de Fora
  • André Luiz Bueno Nascimento
  • Eduardo Rodrigues Borato
  • Natália Cristina Simão da Silva
  • Rosângela Maria de Castro Cunha
  • Thiago César Nascimento


Infection by Chromobacterium violaceum, known as chromobacteriosis, is a rare cause of severe sepsis with rapid spread and high mortality. In February 2009, a 14-year-old male patient was admitted to Santa Casa of Misericórdia of Juiz de Fora Hospital, and he deteriorated rapidly with severe sepsis and death by chromobacteriosis. In this article we discuss the main clinical fidings, sensitivity profie, and antimicrobial therapy of this case.
May 10, 2015
How to Cite
CÔRTES FERNANDES, Guilherme et al. Chromobacterium Violaceum Sepsis in Minas Gerais. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, may 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2021. doi:
Infectious Diseases


Chromobacterium violaceum, sepsis