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Recurrent Rhodococcus equi infection with fatal outcome in an immunocompetent patient.

Clinical Laboratory, Sint-Trudo Hospital, Diestersteenweg 100, 3800, Sint-Truiden, Belgium.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.02). 02/2006; 25(1):46-8. DOI: 10.1007/s10096-005-0068-9
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ABSTRACT 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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