Invasive <em>Aspergillosis</em> in the Intensive Care Unit

Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Nov 6;12(11):2712. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics12112712.


Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a serious condition resulting in significant mortality and morbidity among patients in intensive care units (ICUs). There is a growing number of at-risk patients for this condition with the increasing use of immunosuppressive therapies. The diagnosis of IPA can be difficult in ICUs, and relies on integration of clinical, radiological, and microbiological features. In this review, we discuss patient populations at risk for IPA, as well as the diagnostic criteria employed. We review the fungal biomarkers used, as well as the challenges in distinguishing colonization with Aspergillus from invasive disease. We also address the growing concern of multidrug-resistant Aspergillosis and review the new and novel therapeutics which are in development to combat this.

PMID:36359555 | DOI:10.3390/diagnostics12112712

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