The Republic Masthead

Spinal taps needed for local pain patients


Follow The Republic:


At least 10 local pain patients who were unknowingly injected with a tainted steroid medicine this summer and fall were given spinal taps since Friday to check for deadly fungal meningitis, according to Dr. Drew Robertson.

Robertson, of Columbus' Wellsping Pain Solutions,  spoke Monday evening about the national outbreak that has killed 11 people and sickened 119 in 10 states, according to federal health officials.

The tests came back negative, but Robertson said physicians will follow patients closely with strict instructions of signs to watch for in coming weeks. Fungal meningitis can appear 90 days after an infection.

Look for more information in Wednesday's Republic.

Don't settle for a preview.
Subscribe today to see the full story!

  • Hybrid
  • $11/month
  • Sat / Sun Delivery
  • Sat / Sun Coupons
  • Weekend Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Premium
  • $16/month
  • 7-Day Print Delivery
  • All coupons
  • Special Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Digital Only
  • $11/month
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.