Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Associated With Influenza

Janet J. Fischer, David H. Walker

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1493-1494
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 6 1979
Externally publishedYes

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