Rhodococcus equi pulmonary-central nervous system syndrome: brain abscess in a patient on high-dose steroids-a case report and review of the literature

Ricardo Horacio Roda, Mary Young, Joseph Timpone, Jessica Rosen

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Abstract

Rhodococcus equi has emerged as an opportunistic pathogen usually causing necrotizing pneumonia in immunosuppressed patients but has been found increasingly in extrapulmonary sites. We report the 1st case of R. equi brain abscess in a patient receiving corticosteroid monotherapy and review the literature for risk factors and sites of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Brain abscess
  • CNS-pulmonary syndrome
  • Corticosteroids
  • Rhodococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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