Recurrent Rhodococcus equi infection with fatal outcome in an immunocompetent patient
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- Gabriels, P., Joosen, H., Put, E. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2006) 25: 46. doi:10.1007/s10096-005-0068-9
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The majority of human Rhodococcus equi infections occur in immunocompromised hosts, especially those with AIDS, and infection in immunocompetent patients is rare. Reported here is a case of R. equi infection in a seemingly healthy patient with a very complicated course. Despite neurosurgery and prolonged antibiotic therapy the patient deceased.