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Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
January 7, 2013 4:30 PM EST
Case counts are updated every Monday.
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections
CDC continues to receive reports of patients presenting with paraspinal/spinal infections (e.g., epidural abscess, phlegmon, discitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, or arachnoiditis at or near the site of injection). These syndromes have occurred in patients with and without evidence of fungal meningitis.
Because these infections are distinct from meningitis and joint infections, CDC will report case counts, as below, to better describe types of infections being identified in patients exposed to a preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) injection, with preservative-free MPA that definitely or likely came from one of the following three lots produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) [05212012@68, 06292012@26, 08102012@51].