Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

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Posted October 11, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

The good news is these cases are from patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product.

This directly from the CDC website.

Current Situation

  • As of October 10, 2012, CDC’s fungal disease laboratory has confirmed the presence of the fungus Exserohilum in 10 people with meningitis and the fungus Aspergillus in one person with meningitis.

  • Clinicians should continue to contact patients who have received medicines associated with three lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) that were recalled on September 26, 2012. The potentially contaminated injections were given starting May 21, 2012. See updated Clinician Guidance webpage for more information.
  • CDC’s guidance to patients has not changed as a result of the expanded voluntary recall of all NECC productsExternal Web Site Icon, announced October 6. Patients who feel ill and are concerned about whether they received a medication from one of the NECC products recalled on September 26 should contact their physician.
  • Onset of symptoms is typically 1 to 4 weeks following injection, but there are also reports of shorter and longer periods of time between injection and onset of symptoms. See updated Patient Guidance.

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