Published time: 16 April 2020
Authors: Xueting Ou, Liyang Zhou, Huanliang Huang, Yuebao Lin, Xingfei Pan, Dexiong Chen
Keywords: co-infection, Covid-19, public health
Since December, 2019, corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2, has spread to the majority of countries worldwide [1,2]. Here, we reported the clinical characteristics of a severe case with co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 and common respiratory pathogens. The patient was a 65-year-old woman, who had severe clinical manifestations of COVID-19, including symptoms, decreased lymphocyte counts, abnormal chest CT images. Next-generations sequencing (NGS) was used to test whether she was co-infected with other pathogens besides SARS-CoV-2. The sputum samples were collected and found the presence of Haemophilus parainfluenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis by NGS.
A severe case with co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 and common respiratory pathogens