Introduction: We present a case of an immunocompetent host with Influenza B infection who developed invasive aspergillosis complicated by multi-organ failure and death. Invasive aspergillosis is an uncommon entity in immunocompetent hosts, and while coinfection with Influenza A and H1N1 has been reported, very few cases have implicated Influenza B coinfection.
Conclusion: Invasive aspergillosis is traditionally thought of as a disease preying on immunocompromised patients. There is a small number of case reports that detail Influenza A and H1N1 coinfections with Aspergillus. Influenza viruses replicate in respiratory epithelial cells causing inflammation and can also depress
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