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Deaths of transplant patients with mold infections confound medical center

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ecoclimber, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    Deaths of transplant patients with mold infections confound medical center

    (CNN)Three transplant patients have died at a Pittsburgh medical center after contracting a fungal infection, and officials have struggled to find the source of the mold. An intensive care unit has been temporarily closed during the hunt.

    But it isn't some kind of killer mold. It's a household kind -- plain old indoor mold.More:

    Update: For the mold warriors, the key operative word is severely immunocompromised patients and those patients that have a genetic predisposition to mold and fungi pathogens.
     
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  2. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    Crazy. Does anybody know what drug cocktail one usually gets after an organ transplant?
     
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I am also wondering after reading the article what anti fungal drug they gave the rest of the patients as a prophylactic to prevent the mold infection? Did it say and I missed it?
     

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