www.salvilaw.com/attorneys/patrick-a-salvi/" title="Drug injury attorney in Chicago, IL">Chicago drug injury lawyer Patrick A. Salvi today expressed relief that the lone suspected Illinois fungal meningitis patient has been declared free of the infection. Dr. Randolph Chang, the physician who has seen the Chicago resident suspected of having fungal meningitis, said the patient does not seem to have the disease, though he has exhibited symptoms of exposure described by the U.S. Centers have been contacted, according to Medill Reports.
Injections of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, a steroid used for back pain and other conditions, have been implicated in the nationwide outbreak that has killed at least 24 people and infected 328 people in 18 states, according to the CDC.
Several patients suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infections, the CDC says. The investigation also includes fungal infections associated with injections in a peripheral joint, such as a knee, shoulder or ankle.
The U.S...It so rarely causes human illness that nobody knows its incubation period, according to the CDC.
“The majority [of cases] have incubation periods around one to four weeks, but we’ve clearly seen documented periods beyond that,” Dr. Tom Chiller of the CDC said last week, according to National Public Radio.
The CDC says infections following steroid injections into ankles, knees, hips, shoulders or elbows “may take longer to develop than fungal meningitis.”
“Unfortunately, this epidemic is not over yet and may well be far from over,” Salvi said.
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