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

Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients With 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection

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

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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.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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