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

Journal Article (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

  • PMC4365230

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.02284-14


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States