What can we learn and what do we need to know amidst the iatrogenic outbreak of exserohilum rostratum meningitis?

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, David S. Perlin, Emmanuel Roilides, Thomas J. Walsh

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Abstract

The tragedy of the ongoing epidemic of meningitis caused by Exserohilum rostratum brings into focus the epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of a multitude of opportunistic mold infections of the central nervous system. Herein we provide our perspective regarding the translational research objectives of this infection that are needed to make an impact on this important healthcare crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-859
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Keywords

  • Exserohilum rostratum
  • antifungals
  • meningoencephalitis
  • pathogenesis
  • risk factors

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