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Meningitis Outbreak & Updates

Last updated 6 years ago

*To all of the patients who have been treated at Pain Specialists of Orange County, please note that we do not use Methylprenisolone in our injections and have never purchased anything from the compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.*

Many of you might have heard about the recent outbreak of a rare type of meningitis linked to spinal injections for back pain from a company in Framingham, Mass.

An article was written about this occurrence in The New York Times last week. To read the full article, please click HERE.

Also, we have been provided with an update on the meningitis outbreak from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

"CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine). Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. In several patients, the meningitis was found to be caused by a fungus that is common in the environment but rarely causes meningitis. This form  of meningitis is not contagious. The source of the fungus has not yet been identified, and the cause of infections in the other patients is still being assessed."

For all of the most updated information about this outbreak, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at (888) 699-1334. If we find out more information, we will let all of our patients know.


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