N.J. patients exposed to meningitis-tainted injections
October 6, 2012By Marilyn S. D'Angelo
It has been confirmed that steroid injections tainted with fungal meningitis were administered to patients at multiple New Jersey medical centers.
Three area centers, including two in Vineland, New Jersey are reported to have administered these injections to patients.
According to NJ.com and a statement from the Department of Health, South Jersey Healthcare’s Regional Medical Center, Premier Orthopedics Surgical Associates, and the Elmer Hospital have all been identified through an investigation among patients who received methylprednisolone acetate injections.
Patients who received these injections are being asked to call a medical center hotline hotline and schedule a time to come in to a clinic for an evaluation.
The injections were used to treat neck and back pain, specifically and were reportedly given to 37 patients at South Jersey Healthcare, 33 patients in Elmer, and 212 patients at Premier Orthopedics, where 30 patients experienced “very mild symptoms.”
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