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Severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia: case report and literature review.

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Severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia: case report and literature review. / Vestbo, Jørgen; Lundgren, Jens Dilling; Gaub, J; Røder, B; Gutschik, E.

I: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Bind 10, Nr. 9, 1991, s. 762-768.

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Vestbo, J, Lundgren, JD, Gaub, J, Røder, B & Gutschik, E 1991, 'Severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia: case report and literature review.', European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, bind 10, nr. 9, s. 762-768.

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Vestbo, J., Lundgren, J. D., Gaub, J., Røder, B., & Gutschik, E. (1991). Severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia: case report and literature review. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 10(9), 762-768.

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Vestbo J, Lundgren JD, Gaub J, Røder B, Gutschik E. Severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia: case report and literature review. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 1991;10(9):762-768.

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Vestbo, Jørgen ; Lundgren, Jens Dilling ; Gaub, J ; Røder, B ; Gutschik, E. / Severe Rhodococcus equi pneumonia: case report and literature review. I: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 1991 ; Bind 10, Nr. 9. s. 762-768.

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abstract = "Rhodococcus equi is an aerobic, gram-positive, non-motile pleomorphic bacillus infecting immunocompromised patients. Forty-nine cases of Rhodococcus equi infection have been reported, mainly in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A case in which Rhodococcus equi caused severe pulmonary infection, the most common presentation, is described. Clinically, patients have symptoms of pneumonia with hemoptysis as a prominent feature. X-ray will often show a cavitating upper-lobe infiltrate, resembling infection with mycobacteria. Rhodococcus equi is easily cultured from blood or sputum on standard media, but is frequently regarded as a contaminant. Mortality from Rhodococcus equi pneumonia is high (25{\%}) and early surgical intervention has been recommended. Based on this review, the benefit of surgery seems dubious, whereas good results have been obtained using long-term antibiotic treatment with erythromycin plus rifampicin, or vancomycin in combination with either of these antibiotics.",
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AB - Rhodococcus equi is an aerobic, gram-positive, non-motile pleomorphic bacillus infecting immunocompromised patients. Forty-nine cases of Rhodococcus equi infection have been reported, mainly in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A case in which Rhodococcus equi caused severe pulmonary infection, the most common presentation, is described. Clinically, patients have symptoms of pneumonia with hemoptysis as a prominent feature. X-ray will often show a cavitating upper-lobe infiltrate, resembling infection with mycobacteria. Rhodococcus equi is easily cultured from blood or sputum on standard media, but is frequently regarded as a contaminant. Mortality from Rhodococcus equi pneumonia is high (25%) and early surgical intervention has been recommended. Based on this review, the benefit of surgery seems dubious, whereas good results have been obtained using long-term antibiotic treatment with erythromycin plus rifampicin, or vancomycin in combination with either of these antibiotics.

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