Rhodococcus equi infections of humans. 12 cases and a review of the literature.

@article{Verville1994RhodococcusEI,
  title={Rhodococcus equi infections of humans. 12 cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={T D Verville and Mark M. Huycke and Ronald A. Greenfield and Davidh Fine and Thomas L Kuhls and Leonard N. Slater},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={119-32}
}
Increased recognition of Rhodococcus equi as a human pathogen has occurred since 1983, when the first review article summarized the world's literature of 12 cases. In this article, we present 12 cases from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and review 60 from the literature. Most cases occur in immunocompromised hosts and present as chronic cavitary pneumonias. Associated extrapulmonary disease is seen at diagnosis in 7% of patients with pneumonia, and relapse occurs at… CONTINUE READING