How do I know if I have fungal meningitis?
Patients who received a steroid injection for back and joint pain after May 21, 2012 from an injection containing the contaminated fungus should contact a doctor as soon as possible if symptoms such as headaches, fever, swelling of the joints, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, numbness or slurred speech arise.
Additional 2012 Meningitis Outbreak FAQs
- I think I received a contaminated steroid injection exposed to the fungus that has led to the meningitis infection, what do I do?
- What states received the contaminated fungus Methylprednisolone Acetate (steroid) injection?
- How long does it take for fungal meningitis to develop?
- If someone from my family has fungal meningitis, am I at risk as well?
- What are the signs and symptoms of fungal meningitis?
- How do I get diagnosed for fungal meningitis?
- What is fungal meningitis?