Systemic mycoses: a potential alert for complications in COVID-19 patients.

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Systemic mycoses: a potential alert for complications in COVID-19 patients.

Future Microbiol. 2020 09;15:1405-1413

Authors: Segrelles-Calvo G, de S Araújo GR, Frases S

Abstract
As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide, new challenges arise in the clinical landscape. The need for reliable diagnostic methods, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 is the major worldwide urgency. While these goals are especially important, the growing risk of co-infections is a major threat not only to the health systems but also to patients' lives. Although there is still not enough published statistical data, co-infections in COVID-19 patients found that a significant number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 developed secondary systemic mycoses that led to serious complications and even death. This review will discuss some of these important findings with the major aim to warn the population about the high risk of concomitant systemic mycoses in individuals weakened by COVID-19.

PMID: 33085538 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]