Primary retroperitoneal abscesses due to Rhodococcus equi in a patient with severe nephrotic syndrome: successful antibiotic treatment with linezolid and tigecycline

Gianluca Russo, Miriam Lichtner, Martina Carnevalini, Maria Teresa Mascellino, Fabio Mengoni, Alessandra Oliva, Ginevra Azzurra Miccoli, Marco Iannetta, Vito Trinchieri, Anna Paola Massetti, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Linezolid
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Retroperitoneal abscess
  • Rhodococcus
  • Tigecycline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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