Wednesday, 8 June 2011

NewsBites: Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis increasingly associated with Hepatitis B infection

NewsRx website reports:
"Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has been increasingly frequent in severe liver disease. We aim to investigate the clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and treatment of IPA in patients with liver failure caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection scientists in Shijiazhuang, People's Republic of China report."
 "Medical records from 798 patients with HBV-related liver failure were reviewed. A total of 43 patients with probable IPA were selected as the case group, another 43 patients with bacterial infection and 43 patients without any infections were selected"
 "Patients with HBV-related liver failure are predisposed to IPA and may have a more severe condition and poorer prognosis."

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