Steroid Injection Infection Update

Steroid Injection information for Raleigh Hand Center patients:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural (spinal) steroid injection. Several of these patients also sustained strokes that are believed to have resulted from the infection. The investigation is ongoing and interim data show that all infected patients received injections with preservative-free methylprednisone acetate (80 mg/mL) prepared by New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, Mass.


Raleigh Hand Center only uses corticosteroid medication from vials supplied by the manufacturers, not from compounding pharmacies. Raleigh Hand Center patients are not at risk for fungal meningitis from steroid injections received in our office.

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