Clinical significance of Aspergillus isolation from respiratory samples in severe COPD patients. Usefulness of Ascioglu’s criteria

Maria Sancho, Miguel Gallego, Conchita Monton1, Dolors Mariscal, Amalia Moreno, Xavier Pomares, Albert Marin

Author address: 

1Pulmonary, Corporacio Sanitaria Parc Tauli, Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain; 2Microbiology, Hospital de Sabadell, Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain

Abstract: 

Purpose: 1.- To determine the incidence of Aspergillus isolation in severe COPD patients. 2.- To evaluate the usefulness of the Ascioglu’s criteria in COPD patients. Methods: We studied retrospectively the episodes of Aspergillus isolation from respiratory samples in a cohort of severe COPD patients (FEV1
2009

abstract No: 

2754

Full conference title: 

19th European Respiratory Society
    • ERS 19th (2009)