A Case of Recurrent Meningitis Caused by Rhodococcus species Successfully Treated with Antibiotic Treatment and Intrathecal Injection of Vancomycin through an Ommaya Reservoir

@inproceedings{Lee2015ACO,
  title={A Case of Recurrent Meningitis Caused by Rhodococcus species Successfully Treated with Antibiotic Treatment and Intrathecal Injection of Vancomycin through an Ommaya Reservoir},
  author={Kanglok Lee and Min Cheol Rho and Miyeon Yu and Joohee Kwak and Seungpyo Hong and Jisoong Kim and Yeonjae Kim and Hyunjoo Pai},
  booktitle={Infection & chemotherapy},
  year={2015}
}
Human infection by Rhodococcus species is rare and mostly limited to immunocompromised hosts such as patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or organ transplant recipients. The most common strain is R. equi, and the most common clinical presentation is pulmonary infection, reported in 80% of Rhodococcus spp. infections. The central nervous system is an uncommon infection site. We report a case of a patient with pneumonia, brain abscess, and recurrent meningitis caused by… CONTINUE READING