Study of associations between COVID-19 and bacterial infections: a retrospective study

  • Raquel Diaz Health Sciences Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Vera Afreixo
  • Filipa Rocha
  • Gabriela Nogueira
  • Elmano Ramalheira
  • Bruno Gago
Keywords: COVID.19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, bacterial infections

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic disease, caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2), has affected millions of people worldwide. Clinical practice highlights that the number of patients with COVID-19 diagnosed with bacterial infections during periods of hospitalization is increasing. Rapid characterization of co-infection is essential in the treatment of most patients with COVID-19, as it can result in failure of antimicrobial therapy. Some studies report the prevalence of variable coinfection among patients with COVID-19, however, it can be up to 50% in patients who did not survive. (1, 2)

The present study aims:

- To assess the occurrence of associations between COVID-19 and bacterial infections in patients hospitalized at Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga – Aveiro between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

- Contribute to the definition of pharmacological therapy strategies in patients with mixed, bacterial and Sars-CoV-2 infections.

Published
2022-07-20
How to Cite
Diaz, R., Afreixo, V., Rocha, F., Nogueira, G., Ramalheira, E., & Gago, B. (2022). Study of associations between COVID-19 and bacterial infections: a retrospective study. Journal of Statistics on Health Decision, 4(1), 80-81. https://doi.org/10.34624/jshd.v4i1.29041

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