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Table 3 Common respiratory pathogen coinfection with human adenovirus type 55 and patients’ clinical outcomes a

From: Emergent severe acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by adenovirus type 55 in immunocompetent adults in 2013: a prospective observational study

Patient Initial detection method Days of positive HAdV in blood tests Highest PCT level (ng/ml) Bacteria Fungus G-test (pg/ml) Outcome Cause of death
1 Sputum 2 5.66 Negative Negative <10 Death ARDS
2 Throat swab 1 4.67 Negative Aspergillus fumigatus <10 Death ARDS, IPA
3 Sputum 2 30.14 Acinetobacter baumannii, Burkholderia cepacia, Staphylococcus Pneumocystis 164.7 Death Septic shock, MODS
4 Sputum 10 1.58 Acinetobacter baumannii Negative <10 Survival
5 Sputum 2 0.48 Acinetobacter baumannii Negative 256.1 Death CRBSI
  1. aARDS, Acute respiratory distress syndrome; CRBSI, Catheter-related bloodstream infection; 1,3-beta-D-glucan, G-test (reference <20 pg/ml); HAdV, Human adenovirus; IPA, Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis; MODS, Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome; PCT, Procalcitonin (reference <0.05 ng/ml).