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Fungal Meningitis

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November 2012

The outbreak of fungal meningitis has resulted in anxious patients, concerned physicians, and a rush to identify affected patients. With the number of infected patients rising, as well as the number of deaths, it is critical to appropriately identify the causative organism so that treatment can be initiated. This presentation will review the cause and source of the infection, discuss the nature of the fungi involved, and offer guidance on the correct tests to utilize in symptomatic patients.


  • Glenn D. Roberts, PhD
  • Elitza Theel, PhD
    • Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Microbiology
    • Director of the Infectious Disease Serology Laboratory
    • Consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

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