Rhodococcus globerulus bacteremia in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient: Report of the first transplant case and review of the literature

P. Ramanan, P. J. Deziel, Raymund R Razonable

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Abstract

Rhodococcus species are environmental organisms that predominantly cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. Rhodococcus equi is the most common species associated with human infections, but there are uncommon but increasing number of cases of infections caused by non-equi Rhodococcus species. We report a case of Rhodococcus globerulus bacteremia in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient, who presented with subacute systemic illness accompanied by severe hepatitis. In the context of this case, we review the literature on Rhodococcus species infections in transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-489
Number of pages6
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Rhodococcus
Bacteremia
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Transplants
Infection
Rhodococcus equi
Opportunistic Infections
Immunocompromised Host
Hepatitis
Transplant Recipients

Keywords

  • Allogeneic stem cell transplant
  • Bacteremia
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Rhodococcus
  • Rhodococcus globerulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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