The occurrence of pulmonary fungal superinfection due to Aspergillus spp. in patients with COVID-19 is a well-described complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This can be related to a directed effect of the virus and to the immunosuppressive role of the therapies administered for the disease. Here, we describe the first case of pulmonary infection due to Mucorales occurring in a patient with a concomitant diagnosis of COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis.

Mucormycosis in CAPA, a possible fungal super-infection / P. Saltini, E. Palomba, V. Castelli, M. Fava, L. Alagna, S. Biscarini, M. Mantero, F.B.A. Blasi, A. Grancini, A. Bandera, A. Gori, A. Muscatello, A. Lombardi. - In: JOURNAL OF FUNGI. - ISSN 2309-608X. - 7:9(2021 Aug 28), pp. 708.1-708.5. [10.3390/jof7090708]

Mucormycosis in CAPA, a possible fungal super-infection

Paola Saltini;Emanuele Palomba;Valeria Castelli;Marco Fava;Marco Mantero;Francesco Blasi;Alessandra Bandera;Andrea Gori;Andrea Lombardi
2021-08-28

Abstract

The occurrence of pulmonary fungal superinfection due to Aspergillus spp. in patients with COVID-19 is a well-described complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This can be related to a directed effect of the virus and to the immunosuppressive role of the therapies administered for the disease. Here, we describe the first case of pulmonary infection due to Mucorales occurring in a patient with a concomitant diagnosis of COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis.
mucormycosis; CAPA; COVID-19
Settore MED/10 - Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
JOURNAL OF FUNGI
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