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Fatal Invasive Aspergillosis Complicating Severe <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> Malaria

Laurent Hocqueloux, Fabrice Bruneel, Christine Lagorce Pages and François Vachon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 6, pages 940-942
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313814
Fatal Invasive Aspergillosis Complicating Severe Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

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We report the first 2 cases of fatal invasive aspergillosis complicating severe malaria. In 2 nonimmune European adults without underlying disease, death was directly ascribable to invasive aspergillosis. We believe that transient malaria-induced immunosuppression allowed massive growth and overwhelming dissemination of preexisting Aspergillus colonization.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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