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A Message to Patients

Patients in several states who have come down with a rare but serious infection called aspergillus meningitis after receiving contaminated injections of steroids.

  • Date: 10/5/2012

You may have heard or read about patients in several states who have come down with a rare but serious infection called aspergillus meningitis after receiving contaminated injections of steroids as part of their care. This is an upsetting situation and our thoughts go out to all who have been affected.

Please be reassured that BIDMC has not purchased that drug or any other products from the vendor that has been identified as the likely source of the contamination.

If you want to discuss this further, please talk with your provider. In addition, if you have concerns, you can also call the BIDMC Patient Relations Line at (617) 632-0364.