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Revista chilena de infectología

versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018

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PATRON-ORDONEZ, Gino  y  RISCO-REBAZA, Jean Carlos. Rhodococcus equi, first case report of disseminated disease in Peru. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.5, pp.610-614. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182020000500610.

We present the case of a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with a LTCD4 + 49 cells/mm3, who was admitted due to a seven-month period of weight loss, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea and rubbery skin lesions. Myeloculture and blood cultures were positive for Rhodococcus equi. In addition, histological lesions in the skin and intestine compatible with this agent were observed, such as malacoplachy, granulomatous reaction and Michaelis-Gutmann bodies. Pulmonary involvement was ruled out by chest tomography. The patient received antibacterial therapy combined with clarithromycin, imipenem, and vancomycin. Despite the treatment, the patient evolved unfavorably and died.

Palabras clave : Rhodococcus equi; immunosuppression; human inmunodeficiency virus; opportunistic infection.

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