Meningitis Outbreak Related to Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Spreads to Crossville, Tennessee

Two patients from the Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville, Tennessee have contracted fungal meningitis, according to a recent report of the Tennessee Department of Health as reported by Channel 2 News.

The facility has stopped performing lumbar steroid injections but has not been closed. 

Earlier news reports indicated that the outbreak was limited to three facilities in Tennessee, with the Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center identified as first facility.  Two patients from Saint Thomas have died because of the infection.  The third facility has not been identified.

The steroid manufacturer, who has not been identified, has pulled the product from the market.