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septiembre 2020

Superinfections in patients treated with Teicoplanin as anti-SARSCoV2 agent

We read with interest the paper by Giacobbe et al. estimating a cumulative risk of developing at least one bloodstream infection (BSI) episode (largely due to Gram-positive pathogens) of almost 50% after 30 days at risk in severe COVID-19 patients. (2) Similarly, Somers et al. reported an increased risk to develop bacterial superinfections, principally represented by Staphylococcus aureus ventilatory associated pneumonia (VAP), in critically ill patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 and treated with…