Rhodococcus equi


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Rho·do·coc·cus e·qui

a bacterial species causing bronchopneumonia and the formation of abscesses in the lungs of foals. It can cause bronchopneumonia in immunodeficient humans, especially those with AIDS.

Rhodococcus equi

Corynebacterium equi Infectious disease A pleomorphic coccobacillary opportunistic pathogen that may infect immunocompromised hosts–eg, AIDS Pts Clinical Pneumonia, pleural effusion, empyema, abscesses of brain, skin, and elsewhere, osteomyelitis, lymphadenitis, endophthalmitis Management Erythromycin, rifampin. See AIDS.

Rhodococcus equi

gram-positive rods of varying length; causes corynebacterial pneumonia and abscesses in foals and cervical lymphadenitis in pigs. It has also been associated with suppurative infections in cats. Previously called Corynebacterium equi. See also rattles.
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Rhodococcus equi is a major cause of pneumonia in young horses and a common opportunistic pathogen of immunocompromised humans (7).
Many microorganisms have been determined which produced extracellular Cholesterol oxidase including Rhodococcus equi, Rhodococcus erythropolis, Streptomyces sp, SA-coo, Arthrobactersimplex, Brevibacterium sterolicum, Sterptomyces lividanse, Shisophylum commune, etc [9, 10].
Rhodococcus equi can be found in all continents of the world except Antarctica, and can flourish in both fresh and saltwater environments, and also within the intestines of bloodsucking arthropods.
Specific bacteria are found in certain categories of patients, for example, coliform bacteria in patients with chemotherapy and Rhodococcus equi in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Rhodococcus equi, formerly C equi, has been recognized as an opportunistic pathogen, with 82% of patients presenting with pneumonia.
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Based on substantial pre-clinical data demonstrating BTL-slo's efficacy to prevent and modulate scarring and wound healing, Beech Tree co-sponsored a blinded and controlled clinical study at the University of Kentucky (UK) to determine its effect as an adjunct to antibiotics in addressing Rhodococcus equi (R.
The steroid catabolic pathway of the intracellular pathogen Rhodococcus equi is important for pathogenesis and a target for vaccine development.
1997, "Medium improvement by orthogonal designs for cholesterol oxidase production by Rhodococcus equi No.
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infections occur predominantly in immunocompromised patients, and most infections are caused by Rhodococcus equi (1).
Although no characteristic Michaelis-Gutmann bodies were seen, the staining characteristics of the intracellular coccobacilli were compatible with Rhodococcus equi, a pathogen associated with malakoplakia.