Rhodococcus equi infection in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: Computed tomography aspects

Edson Marchiori Renato Gonçalves de Mendonça Domenico Capone Elza Maria de Cerqueira Arthur Soares Souza Júnior Gláucia Zanetti Dante Escuissato Emerson Gasparetto About the authors

OBJECTIVE: To present the computed tomography aspects of Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in seven patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective study of the computed tomography scans of seven patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and Rhodococcus equi infection. RESULTS: The most common findings were consolidation (n = 7), consolidation with cavitation (n = 6), ground glass opacities (n = 6), peribronchial nodules (n = 4) and centrilobular nodules presenting a "tree-in-bud" pattern (n = 3). CONCLUSION: The most common finding in patients with Rhodococcus equi pulmonary infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was consolidation with cavitation.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Rhodococcus equi; Actimomycetales infections; Lung diseases, fungal; Tomography, emission-computed


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