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VAERS ID: 206590 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 38.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Nevada  
Vaccinated:2002-11-06
Onset:2002-11-13
   Days after vaccination:7
Submitted: 2003-07-21
   Days after onset:249
Entered: 2003-07-24
   Days after submission:3
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
FLU3: INFLUENZA (SEASONAL) (FLUZONE) / SANOFI PASTEUR U0983AA / 5 - / -

Administered by: Military       Purchased by: Military
Symptoms: Balance disorder, Cough, Difficulty in walking, Dysphonia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Laboratory test abnormal, Paraplegia, Pyrexia, Rash, Sarcoidosis, Urinary incontinence
SMQs:, Anaphylactic reaction (narrow), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Interstitial lung disease (broad), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Embolic and thrombotic events, vessel type unspecified and mixed arterial and venous (narrow), Parkinson-like events (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Conditions associated with central nervous system haemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents (broad), Vestibular disorders (broad), Hypersensitivity (narrow), Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad), 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? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 90 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: NONE
Current Illness: NONE
Preexisting Conditions: Cough; Dry rash on neck, chest, back, abdomen, arms and thighs; Hoarseness; Atropy of the right supraspinatus muscle; Beta Thalassemia, sickle cell trait; Vocal cord dysfunction; Vocal cord surgery
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI brain normal study; MRI lumbar spine "degenerative dsk disease at L5-S1 with a diffuse dsk bulge effacing the epidural fat. No spinal stenosis. No neural impingement, multi-level degenerative facet arthropathy." MRI C, T and L-spine "no
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Transverse myelitis with progressive paraplegia. Pt developed numbness in left 4th and 5th toes 1-2 weeks after receiving the influenza vaccine in Nov 02. The numbness radiated down the lateral side of the left foot and the pt thought it was due to his boots. Within a few days he had similar symptoms in the right foot. The numbness progressed to the ankles in Dec 02, and then to the calves and by Jan 03 he experienced numbness from the knees down to the toes bilaterally. He had no associated pain, no tingling. He was able to walk but no longer able to run. He was in the process of changing duty, which delayed his seeking medical care. In March 03 he went to ER after the numbness progressed to the waist and he was occasionally losing his balance. He was seen by a PA and treated for gout. He followed up with the PA without improvement and was given a "stronger medicine" for gout. By the end of March he was seen in neurology and underwent "outpatient testing" but he did not receive the results. In mid-Apr 03 he awakened one morning and "my knees gave out from under me" and he fell to the floor. He was taken to the ER and was admitted to hospital for 2 weeks. He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barr´┐Ż syndrome and received IVIG on 4/18/03. He reports that he initially re-gained movement of the knees but that the improvement didn''t last. However, when he was transferred to rehabilitation hospital on May 1 03 he reports making steady improvement during the first few weeks and began to walk using a walker. However, a week before his scheduled discharge in mid-June he relapsed. Noteworthy medical history includes new onset cough and dry rash on the neck, chest, back, abdomen, arms and thighs in Feb 00 while in over-seas. He states the rash looked like ringworm and was treated with a cream after which it resolved. The cough was non-productive and continuous and was treated with inhalers. The cough lasted for 2 years the member reports. In Mar 00 intermittent hoarseness began. By Apr 00 the hoarseness became constant and on bro. Follow up on 10/28/2003: "Vaccine recipient did not recover from adverse events. I have sent in an update on this patient already and we have determined that his condition is not vaccine-related. He had neurologic complications of sarcoidosis.


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