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First Appeared on 6/11/2021

VAERS ID: 1378479
VAERS Form:2
Age:58.0
Sex:Female
Location:Illinois
Vaccinated:2021-04-10
Onset:2021-04-20
Submitted:0000-00-00
Entered:2021-06-07
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 042A21A / N/A LA / SYR

Administered by: Pharmacy      Purchased by: ??
Symptoms: Aphasia, Arthralgia, CSF protein increased, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Intensive care, Lumbar puncture abnormal, Neck pain, Pain, Pain in extremity, Paraesthesia, Plasmapheresis, Sensory loss, Swelling face, Musculoskeletal disorder, Balance disorder, Central venous catheterisation, Feeding disorder, Angiogram, Weight bearing difficulty, Immunoglobulin therapy, Magnetic resonance imaging normal

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit (V2.0)? Yes
ER or Office Visit (V1.0)? No
ER or ED Visit (V2.0)? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, days: 13     Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: none
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: none
Allergies: none
Diagnostic Lab Data: April 21, 2021 - CT w/Angio and MRI completed - unremarkable April 24, 2021 - Lumbar Puncture showed elevated protein levels in CSF
CDC 'Split Type':

Write-up: Radiating pain from the right neck, shoulder and arm that spread to the left side. Tingling sensation in fingers, along with pain. Taken to ED, labs and imaging were done that were inconclusive. Tingling and numbness spreading to feet and legs, but however patient was discharged even in worsening condition with no answers, and told to make an appointment with a neurologist the following week. After being brought home, the numbness spread and patient could not support her weight and would lose balance. Ambulance called and taken back to the same facility. Admitted under observation initially, the following day, a lumbar puncture was completed, at the request from our daughter (who is a nurse) to the doctors, that showed elevated protein in the CSF. It was concluded that patient showed clinical signs of Guillian-Barre Syndrome and was subsequently started on IVIG therapy. Her condition worsened and she was upgraded to progressive care and then the neuro ICU when numbness had spread to her face. A central line was placed and patient was started on plasmapheresis. Patient showed loss of feeling and function in her arms and legs, swelling in her face that did not allow her to speak or eat properly. 3 more rounds of IVIG were done after plasmapheresis was completed. Patient was stabilized and transferred to the rehabilitation hospital for rehab and therapy.

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