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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 105, No. 2, 2010, pp. 199-202
Bioline Code: oc10034
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 105, No. 2, 2010, pp. 199-202

 en Rhodococcus equi check for this species in other resources isolation from sputum of patients with suspected tuberculosis
da Silva, Paulo; Miyata, Marcelo; Sato, Daisy Nakamura; Santos, Adolfo Carlos Barreto; Mendes, Natália Helena & Leite, Clarice Queico Fujimura

Abstract

Rhodococcus equi check for this species in other resources has emerged as an opportunistic pathogen associated with pulmonary, invasive or systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. We report the identification of 51 R. equi isolates found in sputum samples of 546 individuals suspected to have pulmonary tuberculosis in two Public Health Hospital Units in Brazil. The epidemiology of R. equi infection as well as the phenotypic identification and drug susceptibility profile of isolates are described in this paper.

Keywords
Rhodococcus equi, identification, tuberculosis, antimicrobial profile, epidemiology

 
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