Nonhealing wound due to Rhodococcus equi in an apparently immunocompetent patient, revealing CD8+ T-lymphocyte deficiency.


We describe a case of a nonhealing wound due to Rhodococcus equi. Failure of the wound to heal led to immunological investigations and the discovery of a previously unknown CD8+ T-lymphocyte deficit responsible for the chronic infection. The infection was cured after a 3-month course of a combination of antibiotics. 
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01469-10

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