Two more drugs made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) are believed to be involved in the meningitis outbreak that is responsible for 15 deaths, according to ABC News.
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a meningitis case related to an epidural injection of triamcinolone acetonide, a topical treatment used to relieve various skin conditions.
Fungal infections were reportedly found in two transplant patients who were given cardioplegic solution, which is used to paralyze cardiac muscle during an open-heart surgery, by the NECC.
“The sterility of any injectable drugs… and cardioplegic solutions produced by (the) NECC are of significant concern,” according to an FDA release.
These cases add to to the number of fungal meningitis cases that have spread nationally.
The meningitis outbreak has been linked to the mold Exserohilum rostratum, used to control back pain through spinal injections.
All drugs made by the NECC suspected to cause fungal diseases have been recalled.
“Patients who received these products should be alerted to the potential risk of infection,” the FDA said.