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Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis among COVID-19 intubated patients

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Posted: 7/29/2020 7:36:59 AM
 
New study - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa1065/5876990#.XyAhawixiW4.twitter

A total of 108 patients were enrolled. Probable CAPA was diagnosed in 30 (27.7%) of patients after a median of 4 (2-8) days from intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Kaplan-Meier curves showed a significant higher 30-day mortality rate from ICU admission among patients with either CAPA (44% vs 19%, p= 0.002) or PIPA (74% vs 26%, p<0.001) when compared with patients not fulfilling criteria for aspergillosis.

We found a high incidence of CAPA among critically ill COVID-19 patients and that its occurrence seems to change the natural history of disease

Aspergillus occurs in about 20% of these patients.   Nasty stuff.



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Posted: 7/29/2020 6:57:07 PM
 
Both virus and bacteria grow much faster with high Blood-sugar.



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Posted: 7/29/2020 7:01:15 PM
 
Nasty things (cancer, bacteria, sourdough yeast cultures) love sugar.
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