Lung Pathology of Mutually Exclusive Co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and Streptococcus pneumoniae

Tetsuya Tsukamoto, Noriko Nakajima, Aki Sakurai, Masayuki Nakajima, Eiko Sakurai, Yuko Sato, Kenta Takahashi, Takayuki Kanno, Michiko Kataoka, Harutaka Katano, Mitsunaga Iwata, Yohei Doi, Tadaki Suzuki

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Abstract

Postmortem lung pathology of a patient in Japan with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection showed diffuse alveolar damage as well as bronchopneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae infection. The distribution of each pathogen and the accompanying histopathology suggested the infections progressed in a mutually exclusive manner within the lung, resulting in fatal respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-923
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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