Diagnosing Rhodococcus equi Infections in a Setting Where Tuberculosis Is Highly Endemic: a Double Challenge
Le T., Cash-Goldwasser S., Tho PV., Lan NPH., Campbell JI., van Doorn HR., Lam NT., Trung NV., Trinh DT., Kinh NV., Wertheim HFL.
Rhodococcus equiinfection is increasing in regions with high HIV prevalence worldwide. The microbiological features and clinical mimicry of tuberculosis infection pose diagnostic challenges in high-tuberculosis-incidence settings. We present two HIV-associated cases ofR. equiinfection from Vietnam and discuss the unique diagnostic challenges in such settings.