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Abstract

We report co-infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and in a patient with pneumonia in India. Atypical bacterial pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia may share similar clinical presentations and radiographic features with SARS-CoV-2 making a thorough differential diagnosis essential. The co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 and is infrequently reported in the literature. Broader testing for common respiratory pathogens should be performed in severe COVID-19 cases to rule out other concurrent infections. Early identification of co-existing respiratory pathogens could provide pathogen-directed therapy, and can save patient lives during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Award COVID-13)
    • Principle Award Recipient: RamaChaudhry
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