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Rhodococcus equi infection in 3 AIDS patients.
Colebunders R; De Roo A; Verstraeten T; Van den Abbeele K; Ieven M;
October 30, 1996
Acta Clin Belg. 1996;51(2):101-5. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Three cases of AIDS complicated by Rhodococcus equi infection are reported. At least one of the patients acquired his Rhodococcus infection in Africa. Despite the fact that the R. equi strains were susceptible to tetracycline, erythromycin, amikacin, co-trimoxazole, rifampicin and vancomycin, these antibiotics were clinically not successful. A clinical improvement was observed in only one patient during teicoplanin and imipenem-cilastatin treatment. Multicentre clinical trials are needed to determine the optimal treatment of R. equi infections in AIDS patients.

Actinomycetales Infections/DRUG THERAPY/*MICROBIOLOGY Adult Antibiotics, Combined/THERAPEUTIC USE AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/*MICROBIOLOGY Case Report Human Male Pneumonia, Bacterial/DRUG THERAPY/*MICROBIOLOGY *Rhodococcus equi JOURNAL ARTICLE

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