Rhodococcus equi--an easily missed opportunistic pathogen.

  title={Rhodococcus equi--an easily missed opportunistic pathogen.},
  author={Chip J Doig and Michael J. Gill and Deirdre Leigh Church},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={23 1},
Over the last 10 years Rhodococcus equi has been identified as an important, albeit very rare, opportunistic pathogen. As the number of patients immunocompromised from HIV infection grows, this microorganism will likely become of increasing clinical importance. Infection with R. equi is usually insidious, causing progressive pulmonary disease that is typically pleural based at the time of microbiological diagnosis. As in the case we present, the clinical and microbiological diagnoses may be… CONTINUE READING


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