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Chromobacterium violaceum Sepsis Accompanied by Bacteria-Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome in a Japanese Man

Noriya Hiraoka, MD, PhD; Keiji Yoshioka, MD, PhD; Kenn-ichiro Inoue, MD; Yutaka Kawahito, MD, PhD; Yoshihiro Kasamatsu, MD, PhD
Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(14):1623-1624. doi:.
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Chromobacterium violaceum infection is usually confined to tropical and subtropical areas.1 The most common feature of reported cases of human C violaceum infection is sepsis with a high mortality rate.2 To our knowledge, there have been no reports on sepsis caused by C violaceum in the Japanese literature.

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