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Med Mycol ; 61(1)2022 Dec 29.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2326352

ABSTRACT

Aspergillus spp. isolated from non-BAL cultures of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) patients may reflect colonization rather than infection. Sera (n = 181) from 49 adult ICU CAPA patients (24 probable and 25 possible CAPA) with bronchial secretions (BS) culture positive for Aspergillus spp. were collected and tested for Aspergillus DNA detection by species-specific real-time PCR. Overall, 30/49 (61%) patients were PCR positive. BS culture/serum PCR agreement was moderate (21/30; 70%). Based on serum PCR positive patients, all CAPAs were due to A. fumigatus (80%), A. flavus (10%), and A. terreus (10%). No A. niger/A. nidulans or mixed infections were found despite positive BS cultures.


Discordant results were observed between bronchial secretion cultures and species-specific serum PCR (30%) with A. fumigatus being by far the most common etiological agent of CAPA (80%). No A. niger/A. nidulans or mixed infections were found despite positive cultures.


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COVID-19 , Pulmonary Aspergillosis , Animals , Aspergillus/genetics , COVID-19/complications , Intensive Care Units , Pulmonary Aspergillosis/complications , Pulmonary Aspergillosis/diagnosis , Pulmonary Aspergillosis/microbiology , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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