Invasive aspergillosis after pandemic (H1N1) 2009

Asma Lat, Nahid Bhadelia, Benjamin Miko, E. Yoko Furuya, George Richard Thompson

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Abstract

We report 2 patients with invasive aspergillosis after infection with pandemic (H1N1) 2009. Influenza viruses are known to cause immunologic defects and impair ciliary clearance. These defects, combined with high-dose corticosteroids prescribed during influenza-associated adult respiratory distress syndrome, may be novel risk factors predisposing otherwise immunocompetent patients to invasive aspergillosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)971-973
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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