Patients with COVID-19 may have co-infections with other microorganisms. Here we report a case of a patient with an E. coli bacteremia secondary to a urinary tract infection, who experienced fevers while on active antimicrobial therapy. The patient was eventually tested for COVID-19 and found to be positive. This case emphasizes the need to suspect COVID-19 even in patients with documented bacterial infection.
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Moore, Sarah E. PharmD; Wilde, Ashley M. PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Song, Matthew PharmD, BCIDP; Bohn, Brian C. PharmD; Patross, Clayton J. PharmD, BCPS; Denham, Bryan MD; Schulz, Paul; and Ramirez, Julio A.
"A Patient with Escherichia coli Bacteremia and COVID-19 Co-Infection: A Case Report for the Louisville COVID-19 Epidemiology Study,"
The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections: Vol. 4
, Article 15.
Available at: https://ir.library.louisville.edu/jri/vol4/iss1/15