NECROTIZING PNEUMONIA DUE TO RHODOCOCCUS HOAGII IN A PATIENT WITH ADVANCED RETROVIRAL DISEASE
Keywords:Necrotizing pneumonia, Rhodococcus hoagii, Retroviral disease
AbstractRhodococcus 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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