Chromobacterium violaceum nosocomial pneumonia in two Japanese patients at an intensive care unit.

@article{Hagiya2014ChromobacteriumVN,
  title={Chromobacterium violaceum nosocomial pneumonia in two Japanese patients at an intensive care unit.},
  author={Hideharu Hagiya and Tomoko Murase and Masataka Nakazawa and Keigo Shibayama and Yumi Kokumai and Naoto Watanabe and Miyako Maki and Fumio Otsuka},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={139-42}
}
Chromobacterium violaceum is sensitive to temperature and the infection is usually confined to tropical or subtropical regions. Since Japan has a warm climate, C. violaceum has been scarcely isolated from clinical specimens. With global warming, however, the geographical distribution of C. violaceum infection is likely to change. We report two cases of C. violaceum nosocomial pneumonia that occurred at an intensive care center in Japan. C. violaceum was first detected from a patient in the same… CONTINUE READING

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