A better way to diagnose life-threatening fungal infections

When the U.S. was hit by an unprecedented wave of fungal meningitis spread by tainted steroid injections in 2012, doctors faced a serious challenge.  The disease was so rare, there were no protocols for treating it.  What doctors at Carilion Clinic learned while treating more than two dozen patients led to the development of a new approach that could help future patients with life-threatening fungal infections.  [[{"fid":"23756","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_media_tree[und]":"_none"},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"225","width":"165","class":"media-element file-default"}}]]Dr. Thomas Kerkering, Chief of Infectious Disease at Carilion Clinic, was recently interviewed about the team's findings by host Melanie Cole, MS on her national radio show, Staying Well. The show is broadcast by RadioMD. Listen to the interview here. [[{"fid":"23751","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_media_tree[und]":"_none"},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"85","width":"208","class":"media-element file-default"}}]]

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