Sequential Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and Chromobacterium violaceum skin abscess in a pediatric patient

Chromobacterium violaceum infection in a child

  • Weizhen Guo The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
  • Iris Wai Sum Li Queen Mary Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Guangzhou, China
  • Xi Li The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
  • Hua Xu The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
  • Dongrong Lu The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
  • Yue Liu The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
  • Jiukai Chen The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China
  • Chris Ka Pun Mok The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
  • Yingchun Zhou The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common atypical respiratory pathogen causing community-acquired pneumonia in children. Co-infection with other respiratory viruses is common in pediatric patients but super-infection with bacteria other than Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae is rare. The first case of Chromobacterium violaceum infection incubated during and manifested after pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in a 12-month old girl without any known history of immunodeficiency is here reported. The patient developed fever with redness and swelling over the middle phalanx of the right hand index finger which progressed to the formation of skin abscess. Following a course of intravenous meropenem and surgical drainage of the skin abscess, the patient fully recovered and was discharged.

Author Biographies

Weizhen Guo, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Department of Clinical Laboratory

Xi Li, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Department of Clinical Laboratory

Hua Xu, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Department of Pediatrics

Dongrong Lu, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Department of Clinical Laboratory

Yue Liu, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Department of Clinical Laboratory

Jiukai Chen, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Department of Clinical Laboratory

Chris Ka Pun Mok, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Published
2017-09-05
How to Cite
Guo W, Li I, Li X, Xu H, Lu D, Liu Y, Chen J, Mok C, Zhou Y (2017) Sequential Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and Chromobacterium violaceum skin abscess in a pediatric patient. The Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries 11 (08): 656-661. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8878
Section
Case Reports

Keywords

Chromobacterium violaceum; Mycoplasma pneumoniae; abscess; pediatrics