Diagnosing Rhodococcus equi infections in a setting where tuberculosis is highly endemic: a double challenge.


Journal Article

Rhodococcus equi infection is increasing in regions with high HIV prevalence worldwide. The microbiological features and clinical mimicry of tuberculosis infection pose diagnostic challenges in high-tuberculosis-incidence settings. We present two HIV-associated cases of R. equi infection from Vietnam and discuss the unique diagnostic challenges in such settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Le, T; Cash-Goldwasser, S; Tho, PV; Lan, NPH; Campbell, JI; van Doorn, HR; Lam, NT; Trung, NV; Trinh, DT; Van Kinh, N; Wertheim, HFL

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1431 - 1433

PubMed ID

  • 25631800

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25631800

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.02284-14


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States