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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 263-264

Acute osteomyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi in an immunocompetent child


1 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006, India

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Sujatha Sistla
Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.48940

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Rhodococcus equi is an unusual pathogen causing infections mostly in immunocompromised patients, particularly in those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It has rarely been reported to affect immunocompetent hosts, where it usually presents as an isolated extrapulmonary lesion. We report a case of osteomyelitis caused by this organism in an immunocompetent host.


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