Symptoms there, but no meningitis

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 19, 2012 - 9:36 AM

Many injected with tainted steroids say they continue to suffer even though they've tested negative for meningitis.

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lilcezarNov. 18, 12 8:18 PM

I suggest that all patients that have had the fungus contaminated steriod injections be aware that meningitis is only "one" of the many potential infections that occur with disseminated fungal infection. It can attack any internal organ to include bones. Doctors will not operate on any patient that has this infection as it may make matters worse. The best anti-fungal is the name brand "Sporanox" . Stay away from the generic versions.

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musaorg1Nov. 19, 12 1:22 AM

The Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA), a national organization, would like the public & media to know that information is available regarding the diagnosis, treatment & prevention of meningitis. MFA was founded in 1997 by parents whose children were affected by meningitis. In addition to supporting vaccination & preventing meningitis, the MFA provides information to educate the public & medical professionals so that the early diagnosis, treatment &, most important, prevention of meningitis, will save lives. Meningitis is a dangerous & often times fatal inflammation of the brain &/or spinal cord that can leave survivors with serious life-long physical problems MFA would like to be considered as a news resource for the disease. For further information, visit the MFA website at www musa org. Thank you, MFA Box 1818 El Mirage AZ 85335 480 270 2652 World Meningitis Day 24 April 2013 www comoonline org Educate~Vaccinate~Eradicate

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rej4slNov. 19, 12 7:16 AM

My partner had 2 injections this year. Luckily for him he missed the tainted batch by just 1 day. He has had no symptoms before we knew what dates to look for. On the release sheet some of the side affects of the steroid injection seem to mimic meningitis. It must be really hard on those folks who can't find out what is wrong with them. Our hearts go out to you.

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obamafone4meNov. 19, 12 8:52 AM

Gotta jump on the lawsuit bandwagon! Yippee! Free money and a huge payday for the attorneys.

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lilcezarNov. 19, 1211:25 AM

Meningitis is a descriptive term for the effects of many diseases on the lining of the brain/spinal cord creating inflammation and added pressure that is the real damage creator. Patients that received the fungus contaminated steroid injections must prepare and look for other symptoms. A systemic fungal infection does not discriminate on what organs that it attacks. If you get a "negative" meningitis test, and have other symptoms that appeared after injection, push your doctor for other teats to see if the fungus has moved to other locations in body. The media is not providing the full picture of what can happen. Doctors are pressed for time and do not always "investigate" fully...

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