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13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S.

Posted 4 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 – Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal infection have been reported in the United States. Four of those cases ended in death, but health officials said it's not clear if the deaths were due to the infection or the patients' underlying health conditions. Candida auris fungal infection is emerging as a health threat worldwide, and it appears to spread in hospitals and other health care facilities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We need to act now to better understand, contain and stop the spread of this drug-resistant fungus," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said in an agency news release. "This is an emerging threat, and we need to protect vulnerable patients and others." Of the 13 U.S. cases reported between May 2013 and August 2016, seven are described in the CDC's Nov. 4 Morbidity ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Nizoral (ketoconazole): Drug Safety Communication - Potentially Fatal Liver Injury, Risk of Drug Interactions and Adrenal Gland Problems

Posted 26 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is taking several actions related to Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral tablets, including limiting the drug’s use, warning that it can cause severe liver injuries and adrenal gland problems, and advising that it can lead to harmful drug interactions with other medications. FDA has approved label changes and added a new Medication Guide to address these safety issues. As a result, Nizoral oral tablets should not be a first-line treatment for any fungal infection. Nizoral should be used for the treatment of certain fungal infections, known as endemic mycoses, only when alternative antifungal therapies are not available or tolerated. Liver Injury (Hepatotoxicity) Nizoral tablets can cause liver injury, which may potentially result in liver transplantation or death.  FDA has revised the Boxed Warning, added a strong recommendation against its use (contraindication) in patients with liv ... Read more

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Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection Can Follow Natural Disasters, Study Finds

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 – After a natural disaster, doctors should be on the lookout for outbreaks of a rare but deadly "flesh-eating" fungal infection, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. That's the lesson, the agency said, from 13 cases of mucormycosis skin infections that struck victims of the Joplin, Mo., tornado last year. The May 2011 tornado was one of the deadliest in U.S. history, killing almost 160 people and injuring more than 1,000. In the aftermath, doctors found that some victims with serious injuries were developing severe infections that ate away at the skin and underlying soft tissue. It turned out to be mucormycosis, a fungal infection caused by a group of molds found in soil and decaying matter, such as fallen leaves and rotting wood. The fungus can attack various parts of the body, but skin infections occur when the ... Read more

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