High Rates of Influenza-Associated Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis May Not Be Universal: A Retrospective Cohort Study from Alberta, Canada.
Schwartz IS, Friedman DZP, Zapernick L, Dingle TC, Lee N, Sligl W, Zelyas N, Smith SW.
Date: 23 October 2020
From 2014-2019, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis complicated 7.2% (0-23.1% in different influenza seasons) of cases of influenza-associated respiratory failure in Edmonton, Alberta. Disease outcomes ranged from survival without therapy to death despite antifungals. Clinician vigilance, longitudinal local surveillance, and refined criteria to identify patients requiring therapy are needed.
Keywords: Aspergillus; aspergillosis; emerging infections; influenza; intensive care.
Link to DOI:https://www.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa007