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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

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DE FRANCA BONILHA, Iuri; FERREIRA CUELHO, Camila Helena  and  HORNER, Rosmari. Pneumonia due to Rhodococcus equi in a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patient: case report. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp.165-170. ISSN 0034-7515.

The authors reported a lung infection by Rhodococcus equi in a 25 years-old male patient admitted to hospital with cough, dyspnea, fever, and previous diagnosis of pleural effusion. R. equi was isolated from pleural fluid and the patient acquired nosocomial infection by Acinetobacter baumannii, isolated from chest drain. The patient was treated with antibiotics. During hospitalization, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma of precursor T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma subtype in biopsy of pleura. After undergoing surgery for pulmonary decortication for drain empyema, the patient died due to septicemia.

Keywords : Rhodococcus equi; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; pleural effusion; pleural empyema; sepsis.

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