Bacterial pneumonia co-infection in COVID-19 patients

Abdul Karim, Othman and Intan Suhana Munira, Mat Azmi and Mohd Nazri, Ali (2020) Bacterial pneumonia co-infection in COVID-19 patients. Asian Journal of Medicine and Biomedicine, 4 (2). pp. 47-52. ISSN 2600-8173

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The objective of this study was to highlight the emergence of COVID-19 bacteria pneumonia co-infections in patients infected with SARS-Cov-2 and risk factors related to its incidence and outcomes. We reported two cases of elderly patients with multiple comorbidities infected with SARS-Cov-2 and developed COVID-19 bacterial pneumonia requiring admission to intensive care unit (ICU) with one mortality preceded by septicemic shock and multi-organ failures. Observing the potential risk factors for being infected with SARS-Cov-2 and developing COVID-19 bacterial pneumonia we strongly advocate for rapid detection of COVID-19 bacterial pneumonia in SARS-Cov-2 infected patients and rapidly characterized the bacterial involved for a better outcome and importantly for efficient antimicrobial stewardship. COVID-19 bacterial pneumonia is an emerging disease requiring rapid detection and bacterial characterization with the ongoing management for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, bacterial pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 03:27
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 03:27

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