Recurrent Rhodococcus equi infection with fatal outcome in an immunocompetent patient

ArticleinEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology 25(1):46-8 · February 2006with11 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.67 · DOI: 10.1007/s10096-005-0068-9 · Source: PubMed


    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.