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Life Threatening? Yes
Write-up: Patient had influenza vaccine on 10-18-07. Complaints on 1/9/08 of numbness for 1-2 wks in arms/feet. 2/22/08 unable to ambulate. 3/2 Placed on vent. (1/21/08 had malignant lymphoma removed from tonsil). MD diagnosis Guillain barre, 2 lymphoma. 6/24/08 Death certificate states COD as respiratory failure with Guillain-Barre Syndrome & lymphoma. as underlying cause. 6/13/08 Reviewed hospital medical records for 2/23-5/16/2008. FINAL DX: diffuse large B cell lymphoma Records reveal patient experienced paresthesias of hands/feet, sore throat. Had lump on tonsils removed & found to have diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Weakness & paresthesias worsened & dx w/GBS. Had very prolonged extensive hospital course complicated by multiple issues: chronic ventilator dependent respiratory failure; tracheostomy; PEG feeding tube; multiple septic episodes; pulmonary embolism; chemotherapy. Condition worsened, developoed MRSA septicemia, became unresponsive. Family requested comfort measures only, patient was extubated & expired 5/16/2008. Patient had cancer and was undergoing chemo and radiation. This was cause of death.
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