MRI Detects Fungal Meningitis from Contaminated Injections in Asymptomatic Patients
Last fall, a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis occurred after contaminated steroid injections were given to patients to treat back pain and other neuropathic symptoms. These contaminated injections also produced spinal infections at the injection site. A new study examined whether a screening MRI could detect these infections in patients who did not initially report new symptoms after receiving these contaminated injections. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report.