Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 263--264

Acute osteomyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi in an immunocompetent child


Sujatha Sistla1, Sivasangeetha Karthikeyan1, Rakhi Biswas1, Subhash Chandra Parija1, Dilip Kumar Patro2 
1 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujatha Sistla
Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Rhodococcus equi is an unusual pathogen causing infections mostly in immunocompromised patients, particularly in those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It has rarely been reported to affect immunocompetent hosts, where it usually presents as an isolated extrapulmonary lesion. We report a case of osteomyelitis caused by this organism in an immunocompetent host.


How to cite this article:
Sistla S, Karthikeyan S, Biswas R, Parija SC, Patro DK. Acute osteomyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi in an immunocompetent child.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:263-264


How to cite this URL:
Sistla S, Karthikeyan S, Biswas R, Parija SC, Patro DK. Acute osteomyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi in an immunocompetent child. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];52:263-264
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