Title: Rhodococcus equi Sepsis in a Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Study
Authors: Macken, Eline ×
de Jonge, Hylke
Van Caesbroeck, Daniël
Verhaegen, Jan
Van Kerkhoven, Dana
Van Wijngaerden, Eric
Kuypers, Dirk #
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Series Title: Transplantation direct vol:1 issue:3 pages:e11
Article number: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000519
Abstract: Rhodococcus equi is an unusual cause of infection in humans, but has emerged as an opportunistic pathogen among immunocompromised patients. Primary pulmonary involvement is the most common clinical presentation, although the spectrum of disease is broad. Diagnosing R. equi infections remains challenging, both from clinical and microbiological view, and no standard treatment has been established. In this report, we present a detailed case of a 57-year-old male renal transplant recipient who developed R. equi bacteremia with a concomitant Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. We describe the clinical features of R. equi infections, highlight the importance of an early diagnosis, and briefly review treatment options for this rare infection.
ISSN: 2373-8731
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Faculty of health and social work - UC Leuven
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Laboratory of Nephrology
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