Bacteremia due to Rhodococcus equi in an immunocompetent infant

Devi, P.; Malhotra, S.; Chadha, A.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
Rhodococcus equi, previously known as Corynebacterium equi, is one of the most important causes of zoonotic infection in grazing animals. Increased cases of human infection with R. equi have been reported especially in immunocompromised patients. Infection in immunocompetent patients is extremely rare. We report a case of R. equi bacteremia in a 26-day-old immunocompetent infant with recurrent swellings on different parts of the body. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever report of R. equi bacteremia from an immunocompetent patient from Northern India.


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