Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Methylprednisolone Injections - Preliminary Report.
N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 19;
Authors: Kauffman CA, Pappas PG, Patterson TF
We are in the midst of an unprecedented outbreak of fungal infections associated with epidural injection of methylprednisolone that was contaminated with environmental molds. The index case, which prompted clinicians at Vanderbilt to call the Tennessee Department of Health and which brought this event to national attention, is now reported by Pettit et al. in the Journal.(1) The persistence and progression of neutrophilic meningitis of unknown cause was the trigger for obtaining the history of a recent epidural injection of methylprednisolone. Then events fell into place. After the alarm was sounded about this association, other physicians throughout the country . . .
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