Mold infection found in another UPMC patient

An autopsy report has revealed that the same type of mold infection that led to others’ deaths was found in a recent UPMC transplant patient who died.

Daniel Krieg, 56, died July 9 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland.

The autopsy report stated Krieg developed bacterial and fungal pneumonia, TribLIVE reported.

According to TribLIVE, the autopsy stated the hist lungs contained rhizopus, a form of mold.  Krieg is the fifth known UPMC patient with a fungal infection to die since 2014.  There is an ongoing federal investigation into mold cases at UPMC, .

“UPMC’s autopsy report could not be (clearer), listing the primary cause of Dan’s multi-organ failure as the same fungal infection that ravaged Che DuVall and possibly others,” Krieg’s attorney Brendan Lupetin told TribLIVE, adding he is considering a lawsuit in connection with Krieg’s death.

TribLIVE reports that UPMC officials declined to comment Wednesday.

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