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Rhodococcus equi

Rhodococcus equi: Introduction

Rhodococcus equi: A rare form of bacterial infection that usually affects horses and foals but can cause infection mainly in immunocompromised people. Infection usually starts at the site of some sort of trauma. Symptoms and severity may vary considerably depending on the location and extent of the infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Rhodococcus equi is available below.

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Misdiagnosis and Rhodococcus equi

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Definitions of Rhodococcus equi:

A species of RHODOCOCCUS found in soil, herbivore dung, and in the intestinal tract of cows, horses, sheep, and pigs. It causes bronchopneumonia in foals and can be responsible for infection in humans compromised by immunosuppressive drug therapy, lymphoma, or AIDS. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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  1. Rhodococcus equi: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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