The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the state's first case of fungal meningitis related to contaminated epidural steroidal injections.
The patient is a 66-year-old Bibb County woman.
The woman is clinically stable, not hospitalized and is under the care of an infectious disease physician.
She received an injection of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate from one of three implicated lots prepared by the New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, Mass.
The woman reported symptoms after receiving an injection for back pain at the Forsyth Street Ambulatory Surgery Center in Macon.
The symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and altered mental status. Symptoms of other possible infections may include fever; swelling, increasing pain, redness, warmth at injection site; visual changes, pain, redness or discharge from the eye; chest pain; or drainage from the surgical site.
People who received medications from NECC since May 21 and experience symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
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