The contaminated steroid shots made and distributed by a compounding pharmacy caused fungal meningitis and fungal infections in at least 749 people, killing 61. But at least three people also suffered strokes that researchers say were likely caused by the fungus, according to a paper published in the journal JAMA Neurology. Autopsy reports from two people who died after receiving the steroid shots and tests performed on a surviving patient showed that fungal infections were likely the cause of blocked, or ischemic, blood vessels which resulted in strokes. All three patients, who were all in their 70s, were admitted to ... Read More
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