Exophiala dermatitidis

Exophiala dermatitidis

A species of the imperfect fungi that is usually a soil saprophyte but has caused meningitis following steroid therapy.
See also: Exophiala
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A 2002 outbreak of meningitis and sacroiliitis attributed to compounded corticosteroid injections contaminated with Exophiala dermatitidis was also reported (30).
They found that about 33 percent of the samples tested positive for fungi, with the common one being Exophiala dermatitidis and phaeomuriformis, two types of black yeast, and dishwashers the most likely location where they were breeding.
The study showed 62pc of the dishwashers contained fungi on the rubber band in the door, out of which, 56pc included the polyextremotolerant black yeasts Exophiala dermatitidis and E.
Elucidation of distribution patterns and possible infection routes of the neutropic black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis using AFLP.
marcescens infections associated with betamethasone injection, Pseudomonas putida septicemia caused by use of contaminated flush solutions in a special-care nursery, Burkholderia cepacia infections caused by contaminated intravenous flush solutions, Pseudomonas fluorescens bloodstream infections associated with a heparin/saline flush, and Exophiala dermatitidis infections caused by injection of contaminated steroids (4-10; Table 1).