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INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 336413
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 12/29/2008. Female patient, 48.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: musculoskeletal pain, neck pain, pain in extremity, , "Severe pain "10/10" in deltoid area rad. down biceps area also into shoulder/neck. This was flu shot #2 alt recall of first vaccine by manufacturer.". NoneNone . Patient recovered.


INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 336555
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 12/31/2008. Female patient, 64.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: angioedema, blister, dyspnoea, hypoaesthesia, pain"Approximately 1 wk following injection: large hives 4" to 6" (blister like) on both legs from knee to hip for about 1 week- shooting pains in hands-followed by numbness in fingers- now in finger tips and pain in Achilles tendons (still hurts but not so acute) still injured and shortness of breath.". NonePenicillin . Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 338017
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 01/22/2009. Female patient, 70.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: inflammation, musculoskeletal pain, pain in extremity, , 11/27/2006 Patient noticed pain in her left arm/ shoulder that has not resolved since injection. on 1/21/09 she saw Dr who has noticed inflammation which is now being treated.. . Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 340370
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported . Female patient, 65.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: dyspnoea, electromyogram abnormal, eye pain, eye pain, headache"Acute onset of excruciating right shoulder and upper arm pain following flu virus immunization. Pain intensity very high (9+/10) and maximal at onset. Pain is sharp and throbbing and constant since injection. Deep aching and muscle weakness and atrophy in upper right arm. Also, sharp/shooting pain affecting eyes and head. Numbness and muscle weakness continuing chronic right upper arm and shoulder pain, significant muscle weakness continuing with physicians for diagnostic work up. 4/3/09-records received-office visit 1/21/09-C/O 3 months of right upper arm lateral aspect being painful with decreased strength. 4/16/09 neurology consult received for DOS 12/16/08-C/O headaches with black spots in front of eyes. Anxiety worsenes tension type headaches. Impression: chronic daily headaches both migraine and tension type and analgesic rebound headache. Daytime somnolence snoring and gasping respiration and weight gain. Lancinating headaches. 2/2/09-C/O right upper arm pain since receiving flu shot.". No illness"Arrhythmia, migraines, hypothyroidism, hypertension, degenerative dise disease. 4/3/09-records received-PMH:HTN, arrhythmia with PVCs, hypothyroidism, HRT, GERD, chronic low back pain with sciatica, osteoarthritis. 4/16/09-records received-PMH migraine headaches and daily headaches for 20 years.""Neuropathy, abnormal EMG and nerve conduction study 2/09/2009. Physical therapy, blood labs, (CBC), (ANA) ordered. 4/3/09-records received-EMG and nerve conduction study abnormal evidence of minimal right sided median neuropathy loss of se" . During the same period patient was treated with "NORVASC, NEXIUM, TOPROL, SYNTHROID, BENICAR, ALDACTONE, PREMARIN". Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 342846
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 03/27/2009. Male patient, 58.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: abasia, asthenia, back pain, barium swallow abnormal, blood chloride decreased"DURING LATTER PART OF FEBRUARY PATIENT REPORTED TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM WITH COMPLAINT OF WEAKNESS AND LEG PAIN. WAS TOLD HE HAD A MUSCLE STRAIN GIVEN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY (IBUPROFEN) AND SENT HOME. RETURNED A SECOND TIME SOME DAYS LATER UNABLE TO WALK AND IN EXTREME PAIN. THE EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN AT THAT TIME WITH THE HELP OF NEUROLOGY SPECIALIST AT CLINIC GAVE THE DIAGNOSIS OF GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME. PATIENT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS STABILIZED AND THEN SENT TO THE REHABILITATION SECTION OF THIS HOSPITAL. THE PATIENT IS CURRENTLY (03/27/2009) IN THIS FACILITY. 4/15/09 received hospital medical records of 3/8-3/24/2009. FINAL DX: acute Guillain-Barre syndrome; UTI; stage 2 coccyx decubitus ulcer; hyponatremia, resolved; neuropathic bladder; deconditioning. Records reveal patient experienced progressive LE weakness, left facial droop; UE weakness; urinary retention. Had been out of country 1/09 & had cold, fever, cough, nasal congestion. Approx 2/28/09 began to feel unwell, developed pain in legs & back. Seen in ER & dx w/muscle sprain. No improvement w/meds & in fact developed weakness of LEs requiring walker use. Saw PCP & noted to have UTI & tx w/antibiotics. Progressive weakness continued until pt unable to get OOB & developed left facial droop. Seen again in ER & transferred to higher level of care. Neuro & Uro consults done. LP done. Tx w/IVIG x 5 days. Feeding tube placed. Gradually improved & transferred to inpatient rehab.". NONE"NONE TO MY KNOWLEDGE PMH: back pain, depression, s/p vasectomy, diverticulosis, proctitis, cataracts, dysuria. Allergy: codeine, HA & flushing. Family hx: CVA, DM, cancer.""Guillain Barre LABS: ESR 13, CRP 0.76. Sodium 129, chloride 96(L), creatinine 0.5(L). Liver enzymes WNL. CSF: glucose 65(N), protein 380(H), segs 16(H), c/s neg. CBC: hematocrit 37.4(L), lymphs 10%(L), monos 13%(H), segs 74%(H), eos" . During the same period patient was treated with "03/05/2009 lEVAQUIN 750, IBUPROFEN 800 02/27/2009 MIRAPEX, FLUTICASONE 2/27/09 DIAZEPAM 02/10/2009 DIAZEPAM". Patient was hospitalized Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 345173
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 04/29/2009. Male patient, 34.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: areflexia, areflexia, balance disorder, blood calcium increased, blood creatine phosphokinase increased"The first signs begin with a pain in my right arm three-four days after my vaccine. I was not able to raise it above my head. The pain moved to my shoulder and across to my other arm. I went to an ER a week after my vaccine and they did blood and a mono test but all came back normal and prescribed ibuprofen. Within the next week I began having difficulty walking and going up stairs. I notice pins and needs along with numbness in my toes. I went to another ER exactly a week following the first visit. They did additional blood test (CBC) and it came back normal. My blood pressure was high when I came in but it went back down to normal. They recommended a brain MRI to rule out MS. However, they stated it would have to be done by my PCP. I went the following week to my primary care physician and he wanted to do additional blood work prior to a brain MRI. He noticed I did not have any reflexes. He did tests for lupus, Lyme disease, metal, HIV. After a week waiting, all tests came back negative. At this point numbness, weakness and pins and negatives moved to my fingers and my legs. I went to a third ER a week after the PCP visit. They did some additional tests and were led to believe it was Guillain Barre. They admitted me that night. They following day I had a Brain MRI, Spinal tap and EMG. The Brain MRI came back negative. The Spinal tap showed high protein but ruled out meningitis. The EMG showed a decrease in the number of motor units. I was diagnosed with GBS. They began treating me with IV/IG over the course of 5 days. Physical and Occupational therapy began and I have been doing that ever since. I still have pain and swelling in feet. Have abnormal gait along with balance issues and struggle climbing stairs. I am taking Gabapentin and Hydrocodone for the pain and neuropathy. Records received - 05/04/2009, hosp admission 11/24/2008 to 11/30/2008. Patient previously seen and discharged by two other ED's. Admitted for evaluation of progressive weakness and paresthesias post influenza vaccinat". None"Asthma from 5-13 years of age. Allergic to penicillin, solumendrol and decadron.""Mono Test negative; Completed all blood tests, Lyme Disease Negative; Heavy Metal Negative, HIV Negative, Brain MRI was normal; Spinal Tap showed high count of protein >100. EMG showed a decrease in the number of motor units. Labs: He" . During the same period patient was treated with None. Patient was hospitalized Patient recovered.


INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 348872
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 06/09/2009. Female patient, 59.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: pain in extremity, , , , "Pt had flu vaccine on 1-23-09. Since that date until present date pt c/o pain in rt deltoid area- no swelling, edema or temperature noted.". NoneEnvironmental allergies; chronic OA; MenopausalNone as of 6/10/09. . During the same period patient was treated with PREMARIN;MVI; Calcium; ALAVERT; LYRICA; ALLEGRA; KENALOG im prn.. Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) Side Effects Report # 350464
INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN) side effect was reported on 06/24/2009. Male patient, 33.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUVIRIN). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: alanine aminotransferase increased, arthralgia, aspartate aminotransferase increased, asthenia, blood albumin normal"Pt. developed onset of paresthesias (tingling) in B/L hands, neck stiffness, occas. hand numbness, hip pain, & feeling flushed on eve of 11/17/08. Flu shot given 11/4/08. NV on 11/18/08 -> referred to PCP. Eval. at ER 11/28/08 -> D/C with script for anxiolytic. Increasing ext pain -> ER 11/29/08 -> inpt. x8 days for daily plasmaphoresis. 7/1/09 Hospital records received DOS 11/30/09 to 12/07/08. Assessment: Guillain-Barre syndrome. Patient presented with tingling of hands and fingers, followed by flu-like symptoms with myalgias and arthralgias in several muscles and joints. Could barely ambulate and unable to work. Decreased muscle strength upper and lower extremities. Gait is wide-based, slow, and unsteady. Daily plasmaphoresis.". None known"None known or specified . PMH: back pain, right tibia / fibula fracture requiring ORIF.""LABS and DIAGNOSTICS: NCS - abnormal. Total CPK is 91. Alkaline Phosphatase is 97, SGOT 128, SGPT 301, Total Bilirubin is 0.4, albumin 4, globulin 3.8, BUN 16, creatinine 0.8. Hematocrit is 45, WBC 10400, platelet count 316000. CSF glucose" . During the same period patient was treated with None at time of vaccination -> currently on METOPROLOL.. Patient was hospitalized Patient recovered.


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