Fatal Invasive Aspergillosis and Coronavirus Disease in an Immunocompetent Patient

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;26(7):1636-1637. doi: 10.3201/eid2607.201603. Epub 2020 Jun 21.


Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is a complication in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, especially those with severe influenza pneumonia. We report a fatal case of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient in France who had severe coronavirus disease-associated pneumonia.

Keywords: Aspergillus; COVID-19; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; aspergillosis; coronavirus; coronavirus disease; fungal superinfection; fungi; intensive care unit; mechanical ventilation; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; viruses; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications*
  • Coronavirus Infections / mortality
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / mortality
  • Pulmonary Aspergillosis / etiology*
  • Pulmonary Aspergillosis / mortality
  • SARS-CoV-2