La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) - No cases of meningitis have been seen at Mayo Clinic Health System as cases of fungal meningitis are reported throughout the nation. National health officials say the cases may be linked to the injectable steroid methylprednisolone acetate made by a company in Massachusetts.
Mayo Clinic Health System Pharmacists have conducted a thorough validation of its pharmaceutical supplies and confirms that Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System do not purchase products from the company in question. Franciscan Healthcare purchases pharmaceutical products based on Mayo Clinic approved companies.
Patients should know that the steroid injections provided by Mayo Clinic to its patients are safe. They encourage patients to discuss any specific questions they may have with a provider.
If you suspect that you or someone in your family has meningitis, seek medical care right away. Early treatment can prevent serious complications.
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