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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 0255-0857
Vol. 29, No. 1, 2011, pp. 65-68
Bioline Code: mb11016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2011, pp. 65-68

 en Bacteremia due to Rhodococcus equi check for this species in other resources in an immunocompetent infant
Devi, P.; Malhotra, S. & Chadha, A.


Rhodococcus equi , previously known as Corynebacterium equi check for this species in other resources , is one of the most important causes of zoonotic infection in grazing animals. Increased cases of human infection with R. equi have been reported especially in immunocompromised patients. Infection in immunocompetent patients is extremely rare. We report a case of R. equi bacteremia in a 26-day-old immunocompetent infant with recurrent swellings on different parts of the body. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever report of R. equi bacteremia from an immunocompetent patient from Northern India.

Bacteremia, immunocompetent host, rhodococcus equi

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