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Chromobacterium violaceum is a rare but severe and often fatal cause of disease in humans. We present 2 clinical cases of sepsis and skin abscesses / cellulitis caused by C. violaceum seen in a referral hospital for infectious diseases in Vietnam. Both patients survived, but appropriate antibiotic treatment was only installed after culture of the organism. We reviewed and summarised the characteristics of C. violaceum infection and treatment.

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BMC Infect Dis

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Chromobacter violaceum, Antibiotic, Opportunistic, Pustules, Sepsis, Humans, Chromobacterium, Vietnam, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Male, Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections, Female, Sepsis, Adult, Cellulitis, Middle Aged