Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 16th, 2006
According to a recent report from India, "Rhodocci have a morphology similar to that of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), and are indistinguishable from normal diphtheroid flora. Symptoms include fever, productive/nonproductive cough and pleuritic chest pain."
"Rhodococcal infections, being resistant to routine antituberculosis medications, may be misdiagnosed as drug-resistant TB, thus prompting treatment for TB with rifampicin-containing regimens that promote the emergence of resistance," said N.F. Mistry and colleagues at the Foundation for Medical Research in...
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