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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 652036, 4 pages
Case Report

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Caused by Chromobacterium violaceum in an Immunocompetent Adult

1Department of Microbiology, Grande International Hospital, P.O. Box 11796, Dhapasi, Kathmandu, Nepal
2CIST College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Received 27 August 2015; Revised 20 September 2015; Accepted 21 September 2015

Academic Editor: Florian Thalhammer

Copyright © 2015 Narayan Dutt Pant et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Because of increasing antimicrobial resistance, the treatment of the asymptomatic bacteriuria is not considered except in specific circumstances like during pregnancy or before invasive urologic procedures. We are reporting a first case of asymptomatic bacteriuria caused by Chromobacterium violaceum in a 16-year-old male. With the reporting of the C. violaceum which is notorious for its high propensity for hematogenous dissemination causing fatal sepsis (with reported mortality rate up to 65–80%) if prompt proper treatment is not given, as causative agent of asymptomatic bacteriuria, it is recommended to treat the asymptomatic bacteriuria caused by this organism.