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Description:This Gram-stained photomicrograph depicts numerous Rhodococcus equi, formerly Corynebacterium equi, Gram-positive coryneform bacteria.
R. equi long known as an important pathogen of immature horses, has become in the past three decades an opportunistic pathogen of severely immunosuppressed humans. Most cases are secondary to HIV infection.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Regina Linder: Hunter College, New York, New York, USA
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC – Emerging Infectious Diseases, Rhodococcus equi and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum: Two "Coryneform" Bacteria Increasingly Recognized as Agents of Human Infection”., 1997, Jun
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