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. 2010 Jun;14(6):e533-5.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2009.06.021. Epub 2009 Sep 15.

Primary Retroperitoneal Abscesses Due to Rhodococcus Equi in a Patient With Severe Nephrotic Syndrome: Successful Antibiotic Treatment With Linezolid and Tigecycline

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Primary Retroperitoneal Abscesses Due to Rhodococcus Equi in a Patient With Severe Nephrotic Syndrome: Successful Antibiotic Treatment With Linezolid and Tigecycline

Gianluca Russo et al. Int J Infect Dis. .
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Abstract

We present a case of Rhodococcus equi primary retroperitoneal abscesses without pulmonary involvement in an immunocompromised patient with severe nephrotic syndrome. No risk factors for exposure to R. equi were present. The infection was successfully treated with long-term combination antibiotic treatment including linezolid and tigecycline.

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