Recurrent Rhodococcus equi infection with fatal outcome in an immunocompetent patient

  • P. Gabriels
  • H. Joosen
  • E. Put
  • J. Verhaegen
  • K. Magerman
  • R. Cartuyvels
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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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Gabriels
    • 1
  • H. Joosen
    • 2
  • E. Put
    • 4
  • J. Verhaegen
    • 3
  • K. Magerman
    • 5
  • R. Cartuyvels
    • 5
  1. 1.Clinical Laboratory, Sint-Trudo HospitalSint-TruidenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineSint-Trudo HospitalSint-TruidenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity HospitalLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryVirga Jesse HospitalHasseltBelgium
  5. 5.Clinical LaboratoryVirga Jesse HospitalHasseltBelgium

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