Bronchoscopic suspect of Herpesvirus infection in critically ill COVID-19 patients: two case reports and brief literature review

Bronchoscopic suspect of Herpesvirus infection in critically ill COVID-19 patients: two case reports and brief literature review

Authors

  • Cristian Deana Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit 1, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, Udine, Italy.
  • Luigi Vetrugno University if Udine
  • Francesca Stefani Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Academic Hospital of Udine
  • Flavio Bassi Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Academic Hospital of Udine

Keywords:

herpesvirus, bronchoalveolar lavage, ICU, critically ill patient, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, COVID-19

Abstract

Herpesviridae infection in COVID-19 patients has been reported, particularly muco-cutaneous lesions. Little is known about Herpesviridae lung infection in critically ill COVID-19 patients. Typical scattered lesions seen through fiberoptic bronchoscopy in these patients should raise the question as to whether to start empirically acyclovir treatment while a Herpesviridae diagnostics result becomes available.

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Published

19-01-2022

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Deana C, Vetrugno L, Stefani F, Bassi F. Bronchoscopic suspect of Herpesvirus infection in critically ill COVID-19 patients: two case reports and brief literature review. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];92(S1):e2021514. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/12425