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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.120, No.10, p.730-733, 2019

Title: Serious imported infections: A focus on Chromobacterium violaceum
Author: O. Dzupova, J. Benes

Abstract: The authors report on the main threats in the Czech Republic connected with travel and migration. The spectrum of diseases differs in the group of Czech citizens departing abroad, especially in the tropics and subtropics, from infections detected in foreigners, in particular from developing countries.
A case report of sepsis caused by the exotic bacteria Chromobacterium violaceum is added to illustrate the potential severity of imported infection. A 54-year-old man acquired the infection during a diving holiday in Thailand. The disease began as a local ear infection, and progressed to septic shock with multiple organ failure and ischemic necrosis of all extremities. The original infection was cured but the patient eventually died due to subsequent complications. In order to properly diagnose and treat such rare diseases, we feel useful to study their pathogenesis (Tab. 2, Ref. 16).

Keywords: imported infections, Chromobacterium violaceum, sepsis
Published online: 25-Oct-2019
Year: 2019, Volume: 120, Issue: 10 Page From: 730, Page To: 733
doi:10.4149/BLL_2019_121


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