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Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients With 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection

Bagdasarian, Natasha MD, MPH*†‡; Smith, Jeannina MD*; Chenoweth, Carol MD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318255d55b
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Abstract

Abstract: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is rare in patients without underlying immune defects, such as prolonged neutropenia. There have been few reports of IPA complicating influenza infection during the last 60 years. We present 2 more cases of IPA after influenza and review the previous English-language reports of this entity. The cases presented here represent the third and fourth reported cases of IPA associated with 2009 H1N1 influenza infection. This may represent an increased propensity of 2009 H1N1 to facilitate IPA when compared with other strains of influenza.

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From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; †VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC; and Oakwood Health System, Dearborn MI.

Correspondence to: Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, MPH, Oakwood Health System, 18101 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI. E-mail: natasha.bagdasarian@gmail.com.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.