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Multistate Outbreak Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections: Updated Clinical Guidance

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Date:Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Melissa K. Schaefer, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention

John Jernigan, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention

Overview

CDC continues to work closely with state public health departments on a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis and other infections among patients who received a methylprednisolone acetate injection prepared by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. Although cases of fungal meningitis continue to be reported, CDC recently observed an increase in the number of patients presenting with evidence of other infections associated with contaminated steroid medication. These complications have occurred in patients with and without evidence of fungal meningitis. During this COCA Call, CDC subject matter experts will provide updated information on epidural abscess and other clinical syndromes being diagnosed in exposed patients and will review CDC’s diagnostic and treatment recommendations for clinicians.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Live audio conference call on 11/27/12: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Audio-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 11/27/12

Additional Call Information

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

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