Rhodococcus equi: an animal and human pathogen.

  title={Rhodococcus equi: an animal and human pathogen.},
  author={J F Prescott},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={4 1},
Recent isolations of Rhodococcus equi from cavitatory pulmonary disease in patients with AIDS have aroused interest among medical microbiologists in this unusual organism. Earlier isolations from humans had also been in immunosuppressed patients following hemolymphatic tumors or renal transplantation. This organism has been recognized for many years as a cause of a serious pyogranulomatous pneumonia of young foals and is occasionally isolated from granulomatous lesions in several other species… CONTINUE READING
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