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Rhodococcus equi is an emerging opportunistic pathogen of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. However, little is known about the characteristics of R. equi isolates from humans. This study characterized the plasmid content, expression of a virulence-associated antigen, and mouse virulence of 19 R. equi isolates from patients with and without(More)
We recently reported that there are two different virulence-associated antigens correlated with virulence levels in Rhodococcus equi isolates from AIDS patients: virulent R. equi that kills mice with 10(6) cells expresses 15- to 17-kDa antigens and intermediately virulent R. equi that kills mice with 10(7) cells expresses a 20-kDa antigen. Environmental(More)
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