Invasive Aspergillosis after Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Published Date:Jun 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(6):971-973.
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Description: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.
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