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Epidemiology

Graf K, Khani SM, Ott E et al. BMC Infect Dis 2011;11:163.

This study was conducted to determine the incidence of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in a tertiary care university hospital. All patients at the institution were screened over a 5-year period to determine whether they met European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer criteria. Accordingly, 214 cases of IA (56 proven, 25 probable, and 133 possible) were identified. Of the proven/probable cases, 54% were deemed to be healthcare-associated and 45.7% had received solid organ transplantation.

 

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) continues to pose a significant threat to immunocompromised patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of IA over a 5-year period at a single institution using a standardized surveillance method.

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