Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in solid-organ transplant patients in the intensive care unit.

Last updated on 12-12-2022 by Koen Blot

Peer reviewed scientific article




INTRODUCTION: Solid-organ transplantation (SOT) is a well-known risk factor for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). We report on the epidemiology and outcome of SOT patients with IPA in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting. METHODS: This is a secondary study based on a subset of SOT patients from a prospective observational multicenter cohort (the AspICU project) including ICU patients with at least one Aspergillus spp. positive culture. Cases were classified as proven, probable, or putative IPA, or as Aspergillus-colonized. Mortality was reported at 12 weeks. RESULTS: The st…

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