CDC to Discuss Other Infections Linked to Contaminated Steroid Injections

November 27, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a conference call today at 2 pm ET to discuss an increase in the number of patients experiencing infections other than fungal meningitis associated with the contaminated steroid medication also tied to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak.

During the call, CDC subject matter experts will provide updated information on epidural abscess and other clinical syndromes being diagnosed in exposed patients. They also will review CDC’s diagnostic and treatment recommendations for clinicians.

To join the call, use the dial-in number 888.790.6180 and the passcode “1281914.” If you have questions or trouble accessing this call, email

CDC continues to work closely with state public health departments on a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis and other infections among patients who received a methylprednisolone acetate injection prepared by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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