Update: Pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis Among infants--Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1996

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2000 Mar 10;49(9):180-4.


A review within CDC and by outside experts of an investigation of acute pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis in infants has identified shortcomings in the implementation and reporting of the investigation described in MMWR and detailed in other scientific publications authored, in part, by CDC personnel. The reviews led CDC to conclude that a possible association between acute pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis in infants and exposure to molds, specifically Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly referred to by its synonym Stachybotrys atra, was not proven. This report describes the specific findings of these internal and external reviews.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Hemorrhage / epidemiology
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Hemosiderosis / epidemiology
  • Hemosiderosis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lung Diseases / epidemiology
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Ohio / epidemiology
  • Stachybotrys
  • Water Supply