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Chromobacterium violaceum endocarditis and hepatic abscesses treated successfully with meropenem and ciprofloxacin

Richard N Pearson
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (7): 416.
Published online: 5 October 2009

To the Editor: I read with interest the recent case report by Lim and colleagues on Chromobacterium violaceum endocarditis.1 References to the article do not include a report of a similar case published 20 years ago, also in the MJA.2 Perhaps reference searches can be enhanced — otherwise, identifying such similar cases falls to recollected experience (I was the initial treating doctor in the 1988 case) or an improbably capacious memory in the author or reader.

  • Richard N Pearson

  • Medifirst Noosa Medical Centre, Noosa Heads, QLD.


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