Fatal invasive pulmonary aspergillosis may follow viral influenza infections. Two cases with verified influenza A infection were followed by fatal necrotizing pneumonia due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Both patients demonstrated cutaneous anergy and lymphocytopenia. Influenza and perhaps other viruses that depress T-cell function may result in increased susceptibility to infections in which T cells are important in host defenses. (JAMA 241:1493-1494, 1979).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Apr 6 1979|
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