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New Illness Linked To Contaminated Steroid Injections Surfaces
2012-11-04 08:51:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People recovering from dangerous fungal meningitis have a new worry on their hands, after several people treated for the deadly infection have gone home to recover only to return to the ER with a second illness, according to health experts. The new problem, called an epidural abscess, was found to be caused by the same injectable steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, which is used to treat neck or back pain, the New York Times...

2005-09-07 16:10:00

Researchers at Westmead Millennium Institute have discovered a safe, non-surgical method of identifying brain infections such as brain abscess, and an accurate and rapid way of diagnosing meningitis. Several hundred serious brain infections such as abscesses and meningitis are diagnosed in Australians every year. Neurological infections require immediate identification and treatment, however doctors have always faced difficulty in accurately and rapidly diagnosing an infection, in both...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.