NECROTIZING PNEUMONIA DUE TO RHODOCOCCUS HOAGII IN A PATIENT WITH ADVANCED RETROVIRAL DISEASE

Authors

  • Yi Lung Gan Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Chee Yik Chang
  • Yuhin Karina Yusoff
  • Anuradha P. Radhakrishnan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55519/JAMC-04-10234

Keywords:

Necrotizing pneumonia, Rhodococcus hoagii, Retroviral disease

Abstract

Rhodococcus hoagii is a well-known zoonotic disease, especially in foals. Its occurrence in humans is uncommon and usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of Rhodococcus hoagii infection resulting in necrotizing pneumonia in a patient with advanced retroviral disease who had defaulted treatment. Effective treatment of Rhodococcus hoagii infection requires a combination of antibiotics. We also highlighted the importance of effective communication between clinicians and microbiologists so that prompt treatment can be initiated to improve patient outcomes.

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Published

2022-09-28