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Case history shows how quickly fungal meningitis kills

from Medscape Medical News

The clinical course of one of the index cases of the widening fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injection shows the aggressive, angioinvasive nature of Exserohilum species, the fungus implicated in most cases to date, say clinicians from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. In a letter published online in Annals of Internal Medicine, Jennifer L. Lyons, M.D., and colleagues provide details about the clinical care, deterioration and ultimately death a woman with fulminant Exserohilum species meningitis due to an epidural cervical injection with contaminated, preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate. more

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