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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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. Three patients died.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vasquez, A; Zavasky, D; Chow, NA; Gade, L; Zlatanic, E; Elkind, S; Litvintseva, AP; Pappas, PG; Perfect, JR; Revankar, S; Lockhart, SR; Chiller, T; Ackelsberg, J; Vallabhaneni, S

Published Date

  • March 5, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 959 - 962

PubMed ID

  • 29121235

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cid/cix948


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States