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Screening with magnetic resonance imaging identified 21% of patients with a spinal or paraspinal infection resulting from a tainted steroid injection, researchers reported in JAMA.
A multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis that started in the fall of 2012 was linked to vials of methylprednisolone that were contaminated with Exserohilum rostratum at the New England Compounding Center. Besides cases of fungal meningitis, the contaminated vials also were linked to spinal and paraspinal infections.
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