Bacterial pneumonia coinfection and antimicrobial therapy duration in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection

  04 September 2020

Bacterial respiratory coinfection in the setting of SARS-CoV-2 infection remains poorly described. A description of coinfection and antimicrobial usage is needed to guide ongoing antimicrobial stewardship.

Inpatients with positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR were recruited. Antibiotic prescription, choice and duration were recorded. Taking of microbiological samples (sputum culture, blood culture, urinary antigens) and culture positivity rate was also recorded. Linear regression was performed to determine factors associated with prolonged antimicrobial administration.

Author(s): Liam Townsend, Gerry Hughes, Colm Kerr, Mary Kelly, Roisin O’Connor, Eileen Sweeney, Catriona Doyle, Ruth O’Riordan, Colm Bergin, Ciaran Bannan
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