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Found 183 cases where Location is U.S., Territories, or Unknown and Vaccine is COVID19 and Manufacturer is JANSSEN and Symptom is Guillain-Barre syndrome



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VAERS ID: 1240651 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age:   
Sex: Male  
Location: Tennessee  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:2021-03-21
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-22
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 1805025 / UNK - / -

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Lumbar puncture
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? Yes
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Insulin
Current Illness: Diabetes (Only takes insulin.)
Preexisting Conditions: Comments: Unknown
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Test Date: 20210320; Test Name: Spinal tap; Result Unstructured Data: Guillain barre syndrome; Comments: Guillain Barre Syndrome.
CDC Split Type: USJNJFOC20210426677

Write-up: GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME; This spontaneous report received from a consumer concerned a 62 year old male. The patient''s height, and weight were not reported. The patient''s concurrent medical history included diabetes. The patient received covid-19 vaccine ad26.cov2.s (suspension for injection, route of admin not reported, batch number: 1805025, and expiry: 25-MAY-2021) dose was not reported, administered on 12-MAR-2021 for prophylactic vaccination. Concomitant medications included insulin for diabetes. The patient was in Critical Care unit. On Saturday, the next day after the vaccine, the patient was not felling well in afternoon and had laid down for few hours. They had a trip scheduled for Sunday. The patient was feeling well when he left home on Sunday. By Friday, 19-MAR-2021 (a week from the day he got his vaccine), he started with leg and knee pain. On 20-MAR-2021, the pain moved up to his back and then into his shoulders. The patient arrived home on Friday, 19-MAR-2021 and at 9:30 pm that night the patient woke up and could not handle the severe pain. On 20-MAR-2021, the patient was admitted to emergency room to ensure it was not heart related. The patient had a spinal trap on Saturday and by Sunday/Monday the patient found out it was Guillain barre syndrome. The patient was not able to walk and had also lost feeling from the neck down and could not move. The reporter had stated, the patient''s right side was worse then left so doctors had investigated occurrence of stroke but nothing was found. The patient had episodes where he was unable to speak but was feeling better. He could talk and communicate better, but was limited and could not write. The doctors were working on getting the patient strong enough for rehab. The patient wife had stated that the recovery expected to be a long process. The patient wife also stated that patient was not on ventilator. The action taken with covid-19 vaccine ad26.cov2.s was not applicable. The patient had not recovered from Guillain barre syndrome. This report was serious (Hospitalization Caused / Prolonged, Life Threatening, and Disability Or Permanent Damage).; Sender''s Comments: V0: A 62-year-old white male experienced Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) 8 or 9 days after vaccine. Medical history included diabetes, for which he took insulin. On day 7 after vaccine, he started with leg and knee pain. On day 8, the pain moved up to his back and then into his shoulders, that night the patient was troubled by worsening pain and presented to emergency room. The patient had a spinal tap that day and within 1-2 days the patient found out it was GBS. The patient was not able to walk and had also lost feeling from the neck down and could not move. The patient''s right side was worse than left so doctors had investigated occurrence of stroke but nothing was found. The patient had episodes where he was unable to speak but was feeling better. He could talk and communicate better but was limited and could not write. The doctors were working on getting the patient strong enough for rehab. The patient was not on a ventilator and a long recovery was anticipated. No laboratory results were reported, including those of campylobacter, viral infections, or cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Although there is a close temporal relationship, there is insufficient information to make a meaningful medical assessment. Additional information has been requested, including consent to contact the treating physicians to obtain additional details of clinical care and diagnostics.


VAERS ID: 1243318 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 63.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Utah  
Vaccinated:2021-03-10
Onset:2021-03-21
   Days after vaccination:11
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-22
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 1805020 / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Arthralgia, CSF glucose normal, CSF lymphocyte count abnormal, CSF monocyte count increased, CSF protein increased, CSF red blood cell count, CSF white blood cell count, Coccydynia, Fatigue, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Immunoglobulin therapy, Lumbar puncture, Muscle spasms, Muscular weakness, Neck pain, Pain in extremity, Paraesthesia, Spinal pain
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Dystonia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Demyelination (narrow), Malignant lymphomas (broad), Arthritis (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 5 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Vitamin D3 5000 IU daily, clobetasol 0.05% topical BID PRN, diclofenac 75 mg BID, gabapentin 300 mg TID, tramadol 50 mg BID prn pain, THC gummies daily at bedtime
Current Illness: Back pain
Preexisting Conditions: Vitamin D deficiency
Allergies: NKDA
Diagnostic Lab Data: LP: CSF with 58 glucose, 322 protein, yellow and clear CSF fluid, < 1 WBC, < 1 RBC, lymphocytes 33%, monocytes 67%.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Progressive left arm pain and extending to patient''s neck and lateral shoulders peaking on 3/21/21. Numbness, tingling, and leg muscle cramps where patient went to urgent care on 3/2/21. Started on a 6 day prednisone course (40 mg daily x 4 days, 20 mg daily x 2 days) but had pain in his lumbar spine, tailbone, and hips. Muscle reflexes +1 in upper and lower extremities. Continued muscle weakness, cramping, and tingling with generalized fatigue seen in neurology clinic on 4/16/21. Admitted to the hospital on 4/21/21 for IVIG treatment and diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.


VAERS ID: 1246753 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 41.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: West Virginia  
Vaccinated:2021-03-19
Onset:2021-04-01
   Days after vaccination:13
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-23
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: CSF cell count increased, CSF protein decreased, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Immunoglobulin therapy, Lumbar puncture
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 7 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Patient had lumbar puncture which showed elevated protein and cell count
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: patient had guillain barre syndrome requiring hospitalization and IVIG treatment


VAERS ID: 1262361 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 57.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Texas  
Vaccinated:2021-04-01
Onset:2021-04-23
   Days after vaccination:22
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-27
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 1808609 / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Public       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Intensive care, Mechanical ventilation
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Respiratory failure (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: N/A
Current Illness: n/a
Preexisting Conditions: n/a
Allergies: N/A
Diagnostic Lab Data: n/a
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: I was informed by CPT, that a patient who received the vaccine was in critical care and diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome and is now on ventilator. Attempts to reach the DR or patient have been unsuccesful at this point but we will continue to try. I have no PMHx of the patient or current medications


VAERS ID: 1262491 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 59.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Michigan  
Vaccinated:2021-03-19
Onset:2021-03-24
   Days after vaccination:5
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-27
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 1802068 / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Chest X-ray, Electrocardiogram, Full blood count, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Pain, Paraesthesia, Sensory disturbance
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: multivitamin
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: none
Allergies: sulfa, walnuts, apples
Diagnostic Lab Data: Complete blood panel, chest x-ray, EKG
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Onset of symptoms: piercing sensation in legs, feet, ankles, knees and leg . Pain and pins and needles. Worsened at night. Tingling in fingers. 1:) Urgent care 2.) ER Dept 3.) Primary Care Dr. suspected Guillian Barre


VAERS ID: 1264039 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 65.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Alabama  
Vaccinated:2021-03-17
Onset:2021-04-18
   Days after vaccination:32
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-27
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Ataxia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Immunoglobulin therapy, Lumbar puncture abnormal, Magnetic resonance imaging head normal, Magnetic resonance imaging spinal normal
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 8 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Omepraozole, Naproxen, Tadalafil, Atorvastatin, Aspirin
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: Hypertension, coronary artery disease, hypothyroidism
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI Lumbar Spine, MRI Brain, Lumbar Puncture
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Patient developed ataxic gait determined to be Guillan-Barre syndrome. Was treated with course of IVIg with improvement but not resolution.


VAERS ID: 1266486 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 49.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Maryland  
Vaccinated:2021-04-09
Onset:2021-04-22
   Days after vaccination:13
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 202A21A / 1 RA / SYR

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Central nervous system lesion, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Inflammation, Lumbar puncture, Magnetic resonance imaging head abnormal, Magnetic resonance imaging spinal abnormal, Spinal cord neoplasm
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Non-haematological tumours of unspecified malignancy (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: None
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: None
Allergies: None
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI, lumbar puncture, extensive infectious/inflammatory/malignancy workup underway
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Developed ascending paralysis, currently hospitalized and being worked up, but felt to be inflammatory with extensive spinal lesions and brain lesion.


VAERS ID: 1267408 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 59.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Massachusetts  
Vaccinated:2021-04-03
Onset:2021-04-10
   Days after vaccination:7
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK UN / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Back pain, Cerebral haemorrhage, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Haemorrhage terms (excl laboratory terms) (narrow), Haemorrhagic central nervous system vascular conditions (narrow), Retroperitoneal fibrosis (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: n/a
Current Illness: n/a
Preexisting Conditions: n/a
Allergies: n/a
Diagnostic Lab Data: Guillain Barre Syndrome was diagnosed
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: 10 days after the vaccine my perfectly healthy husband began developing terrible back pain and abdominal numbness, went to the ER, had a brain bleed and was daignosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. He has been in the hospital for a week. He is not being released yet.


VAERS ID: 1267914 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 45.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Wisconsin  
Vaccinated:2021-04-06
Onset:2021-04-18
   Days after vaccination:12
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bulbar palsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? Yes
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: N/A
Current Illness: URI started on 3/31
Preexisting Conditions: N/A
Allergies: N/A
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Guillain Barre syndrome- symptoms of BLE numbness with ascending bulbar weakness developed 4/18 and diagnosed on 4/27


VAERS ID: 1269669 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 60.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Wisconsin  
Vaccinated:2021-04-05
Onset:2021-04-18
   Days after vaccination:13
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-04-29
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / 1 - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: CSF test abnormal, Condition aggravated, Electromyogram abnormal, Full blood count abnormal, Generalised oedema, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypertension, Lumbar puncture abnormal, Motor dysfunction, Musculoskeletal disorder, Respiratory distress
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Anaphylactic reaction (broad), Angioedema (broad), Haematopoietic leukopenia (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Akathisia (broad), Dyskinesia (broad), Dystonia (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Haemodynamic oedema, effusions and fluid overload (narrow), Hypertension (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Hypersensitivity (broad), Respiratory failure (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? Yes
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 9 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Amlodipine, Prevacid , vitamin D,
Current Illness: None known
Preexisting Conditions: Hypertension, obesity, lymphedema, obstructive sleep apnea
Allergies: Amoxicillin
Diagnostic Lab Data: Abnormal EMG, abnormal CSF tap, abnormal CBC,
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Guillain Barre syndrome. Severe progressive motor impairment upper and lower extremities. Respiratory distress severe widespread edema, hypertension increase,


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