Management of an Outbreak of Exophiala dermatitidis Bloodstream Infections at an Outpatient Oncology Clinic

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  • We report the presentation and management of 17 cases of Exophiala dermatitidis and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa bloodstream infections caused by a compounded parenteral medication at an oncology clinic. Twelve patients were asymptomatic. All central venous catheters were removed and antifungal therapy, primarily voriconazole, was administered to patients. Tree patients died.
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  • Vasquez A; Zavasky D; Chow NA; Gade L; Zlatanic E; Elkind S; Litvintseva AP; Pappas PG; Perfect JR; Revankar S
  • Start Page

  • 959
  • End Page

  • 962
  • Volume

  • 66
  • Issue

  • 6