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Medical Term:

Rhodococcus equi


Definition: a bacterial species causing bronchopneumonia and the formation of abscesses in the lungs of foals. It can cause bronchopneumonia in immunodeficient humans, especially those with AIDS.

Synonym(s): Corynebacterium equi

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