The CDC is warning that a spinal steroid injection given for back pain has been tainted with a fungus. This injection has been linked to at least 7 deaths already with many more cases under investigation.
The steroid at issue is methylprednisolone acetate. A sealed vile was contaminated with the fungus aspergillus meningitus. The steroid was used across several states, including Ohio. Click here for a list of all the states and facilities where the tainted steroid was used.
What does this mean to you:
If you or a loved one had a spinal steroid injection at Ortho-Spine Rehabilitation Center in Dublin, Ohio, the Marion Pain Clinic or Back Pain Specialists, both in Marion, Ohio, or Cincinnati Pain Management in Cincinnati, Ohio, please contact your doctor to confirm you did not receive the contaminated steroid.