My Bella, a 5 year old american eskimo has been having problems for about a month and a half now. It started with vestibular symptoms and she was treated with prednisone and got better for about two weeks. It then turned into pain and screaming when she tried to eat with sensitivity to touch. They put her on gambapetin and 5 prednsione two times a day for a week to be reduced to in a couple days. Again, she got better with only head shaking occurring since and a small round of diarhea which taking her off gambapetin and pepcid ac addresssed. I do not have the finances for mri or ct scan which they said would not work now because of the possibility of false readings due to prednisone. Just hoping that if it is steroid responsive meningitis that it will go away. How often is there success with the continued prednisone in that meningitis will resolve? I realize that if it is a tumor only the aggressive treatment will take care of it and sadly would not be able to do that. Although i am also confused on whether meningitis is also going to give a sad outcome and i basically just have her on hospice right now. She has not had seizures that i know of and just has slight imbalance to the right.
There has been no prior regular surveillance for adverse events following epidural steroid injections; however, infection is a known, although likely rare, risk that has been documented in the medical literature. Although CDC has received reports of illness in patients who have received the medications listed in the table above, including some patients who had evidence of meningeal inflammation, CDC and public health officials have no reports of laboratory-confirmed bacterial or fungal meningitis, spinal, or paraspinal infections caused by these products. The available epidemiological and laboratory data do not, at this time, support evidence of an outbreak of infections linked to usage of non-methylprednisolone NECC products.