Infección por rhodococcus equi luego de cirugía de reducción mamaria en huésped inmunocompetente

Translated title of the contribution: Rhodococcus equi infection after reduction mammaplasty in an immunocompetent patient

Uriel Sandkovsky, Gabriel Sandkovsky, Emilia M. Sordillo, Bruce Polsky

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Abstract

The majority of infections caused by R. equi occur in hosts with some degree of cell-mediated immunodeficiency. Immunocompetent individuals are infrequently affected and usually present with localized disease. Infections of the skin or related structures are uncommon and are usually related to environmental contamination. The microbiology laboratory plays a key role in the identification of the organism since it may be mistaken for common skin flora. We describe a 31 year-old woman without medical problems who presented nine weeks after breast reduction with right breast cellulitis and purulent drainage from the surgical wound. She underwent incision and drainage, and cultures of the wound yielded Rhodococcus equi. The patient completed six weeks of antimicrobial therapy with moxifloxacin and rifampin with complete resolution.

Translated title of the contributionRhodococcus equi infection after reduction mammaplasty in an immunocompetent patient
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Mammaplasty
  • Rhodococcus equi
  • Skin infection
  • Wound infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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