Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in the ICU: an emerging disease?

  title={Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in the ICU: an emerging disease?},
  author={Dominic Wichmann and Stefan Kluge},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Dear Editor, By identifying H1N1 infection as a new risk factor for the development of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), Wauters et al. [1] contribute important new insights into this emerging problem. Although we totally agree with their conclusion, we question the high incidence of IPA in their study (23 %) and the rapid onset of IPA after H1N1 infection. Regarding this point we have two concerns. First, in the proven IPA group, the diagnosis of IPA was made before or on the day of ICU… CONTINUE READING


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