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Oct 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013
Exserohilum rostratum fungus

Study: Many outbreak fungal infections involved CNS

81% of patients in the early weeks of a large outbreak of fungal infections from steroid injections had CNS infections.

Dec 20, 2012

Dec 20, 2012

Attack rate in fungal meningitis outbreak estimated at 4.4%

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers estimate from preliminary data that 4.4% of patients who were exposed to contaminated steroid drugs from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy contracted fungal meningitis or other fungal infections, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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