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COVID-19-associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis: A Case Series

Khushboo Sharma, Rash Kujur, Saurabh Sharma, Nishith Kumar, Manoj Kumar Ray

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Coronavirus disease-2019, Coronavirus disease-2019-associated pulmonary aspergillosis, Galactomannan, Voriconazole

Citation Information : Sharma K, Kujur R, Sharma S, Kumar N, Ray MK. COVID-19-associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis: A Case Series. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (9):1039-1041.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24314

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Background: With the development of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there is also increased risk of multiple secondary infections either disease- or drug-related. It includes many bacterial as well as invasive fungal infections. Patients and methods: There was suspicion of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) infection in COVID-19 patients who were critically ill and had acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We did radiological evaluation and galactomannan assay in these patients. Result: We have diagnosed COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) in these patients and started antifungal treatment with voriconazole in all of these COVID-19 patients. Conclusion: It is very important to report such cases, so that healthcare professionals and authorities related to healthcare will be aware of and may also prepare for the increasing burden of this complication. We describe a case series of CAPA infection.

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