Episode Summary


When most of us hear the word 'CAPA', these days we more than likely immediately start thinking about SARS-CoV-2 variants, trying to remember how important this particular one was in the grand scheme of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, that is not the 'kappa' we'll be talking about today. Instead, we'll discuss the other CAPA, or COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis, and we will cover a few areas on this topic, including:

  • Defining what CAPA is and how prevalent it is among ICU patients with COVID-19.
  • Discuss why identification of invasive aspergillosis in patients with COVID-19 differs compared to other at-risk patients.
  • Review two recent publication in JCM that discuss specific assays and diagnostic approaches for optimal detection of invasive aspergillosis in patients with COVID-19.

This episode of Editors in Conversation is brought to you by the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and hosted by JCM Editor in Chief, Alex McAdam and Dr. Elli Theel. JCM is available at jcm.asm.org and at twitter.com/JClinMicro.



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