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MRI Detects Spinal Infection in Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections but Reported No New Symptoms

The JAMA Report

Last fall, a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis occurred after contaminated steroid injections were given to patients to treat back pain and other neuropathic symptoms. These contaminated injections also produced spinal infections at the injection site. A new study examined whether a screening MRI could detect these infections in patients who did not initially report new symptoms after receiving these contaminated injections. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

Source: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening to Identify Spinal and Paraspinal Infections Associated With Injections of Contaminated Methylprednisolone Acetate