Rhodococcus equi causing human pulmonary infection: review of 29 cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Rhodococcus equi is a gram-positive pleomorphic bacillus that has been identified as a life-threatening pulmonary pathogen in the immunocompromised host. Infection with R equi may go unrecognized by physicians unacquainted with its presentation and unaware of the organism's ability to mimic diphtheroids and to stain weakly positive with an acid-fast stain.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lasky, JA; Pulkingham, N; Powers, MA; Durack, DT

Published Date

  • October 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1217 - 1220

PubMed ID

  • 1925723

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-199110000-00014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States