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Friday, December 21, 2012

ALERT: Meningitis Outbreak Patients May Have Hidden Infections, Health Officials Issue Warning

If you are one of the more than 13,000 patients who received a spinal injection of tainted steroids but you haven’t gotten sick, Center for Disease Control officials are warning you may have an infection that you don’t know about.

If you were informed by your doctor that your shot was from one of the three batches of contaminated medication and you are having any symptoms - such as new or worsening pain at the injection site - you need to contact your doctor as soon as possible about running an MRI scan to check for hidden infections.

Researchers have run an experiment in which they did MRIs on 128 patients who were part of the outbreak population but who hadn’t gotten sick with meningitis. All had pain at the injection site and the MRIs revealed that more than half of them (52%) had some type of infection including abscesses, a type of nerve inflammation called arachnoiditis or even infections of the bone in the spine.

Please click HERE to read more details. I send my prayers to all of you, particularly in this holiday season, for health and easing of pain.

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