COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis.
Mycoses. 2020 Apr 27;:
Authors: Koehler P, Cornely OA, Böttiger BW, Dusse F, Eichenauer DA, Fuchs F, Hallek M, Jung N, Klein F, Persigehl T, Rybniker J, Kochanek M, Böll B, Shimabukuro-Vornhagen A
OBJECTIVES: Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to viral infection are at risk for secondary complications like invasive aspergillosis. Our study evaluates Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) associated invasive aspergillosis at a single center in Cologne, Germany.
METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients with COVID-19 ARDS admitted to the medical or surgical intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.
RESULTS: COVID-19 associated invasive pulmonary aspergillosis was found in five of 19 consecutive critically ill patients with moderate to severe ARDS.
CONCLUSION: Clinicians caring for patients with ARDS due to COVID-19 should consider invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and subject respiratory samples to comprehensive analysis to detect co-infection.
PMID: 32339350 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]