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Write-up: A report was received from a vaccinee''s family member on 12/10/02 concerning a 44 year old female vaccinee who experienced transverse myelitis 10 days after receiving Fluvirin on approximately 11/19/02. The vaccinee''s past medical history was reported to be unremarkable and no concomitant medication was reported. The vaccinee had never previously received a flu vaccine. On 11/29/02 the vaccinee was hospitalized secondary to loss of the use of both legs, paralysis and numbness below the waist. A neurologist diagnosed the vaccinee with transverse myelitis. It was reported that the vaccinee had good bilateral reflexes and that her muscles were fine, however, the vaccinee could not feel anything in both legs below the waist. It was reported that the vaccinee was being treated by a neurologist and was unresponsive currently to unspecified therapy.
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