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Repeated Aspergillusisolation in respiratory samples from non-immunocompromised patients not selected based on clinical diagnoses: colonisation or infection?

  • Jose Barberan1, 12Email author,
  • Bernardino Alcazar2,
  • Eduardo Malmierca3,
  • Francisco Garcia de la Llana4,
  • Jordi Dorca5,
  • Daniel del Castillo6,
  • Victoria Villena7,
  • Melissa Hernandez-Febles8,
  • Francisco-Javier Garcia-Perez9,
  • Juan-Jose Granizo10,
  • Maria-Jose Gimenez11 and
  • Lorenzo Aguilar11
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:295

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-295

Received: 21 March 2012

Accepted: 7 November 2012

Published: 12 November 2012

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Original Submission
21 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jesus Guinea
23 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ritesh Agarwal
6 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jose Barberan
Resubmission - Version 3
6 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ritesh Agarwal
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
7 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
12 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-295

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Authors’ Affiliations

Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Central de la Defensa Gómez Ulla
Pneumology Department, Complejo Hospitalario de Jaen
Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Infanta Sofia
Infectious Diseases Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Badajoz
Pneumology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
Pneumology Department, Hospital de Jerez
Pneumology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre
Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr. Negrin
Pneumology Department, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa
Grana Datos, Pozuelo de Alarcón
Microbiology Department, School of Medicine, Universidad Complutense
the ASP Investigator Group