Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


TUTAR N., Metan G. , Koc A. N. , YILMAZ İ., Bozkurt I., Simsek Z. O. , ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.8, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-59
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Keywords: Aspergillosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS, FUNGAL DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS, VORICONAZOLE, FUMIGATUS, FEATURES, OUTCOMES, THERAPY, CUTOFF

Abstract

Background: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an infection often occurring in neutropenic patients and has high mortality rates. In recent years, it has been reported that the incidence of IPA has also increased in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical and demographic characteristics and treatment responses of IPA in patients with COPD.