Pulmonary malacoplakia associated with Rhodococcus equi infection in a patient with AIDS.

Academic Article


  • An AIDS patient with a cavitary lung lesion was found to have pulmonary malacoplakia associated with Rhodococcus equi infection. The diagnosis was based on the typical histologic features of transbronchial biopsy and a positive bacterial culture. All 13 reported cases of AIDS patients with pulmonary malacoplakia were associated with R equi. The recognition of this unique entity is important because of its responsiveness to therapy.
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  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Actinomycetales Infections, Adult, Bronchi, Humans, Immunocompromised Host, Lung Diseases, Malacoplakia, Male, Rhodococcus
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    Author List

  • Shin MS; Cooper JA; Ho KJ
  • Start Page

  • 889
  • End Page

  • 892
  • Volume

  • 115
  • Issue

  • 3