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INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 336456
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 01/05/2009. Female patient, 59.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: arthralgia, fibromyalgia, oedema peripheral, oedema peripheral, pain in extremityGot flu shot on 12/2/08 and on 12/4/2008 had severe pain and edema in ankle and foot and with in a week total joint involvement. MD visit follow week for the issue and MD opinion was an immune response to the flu shot. Serum sickness ruled out because of duration of symptoms. Best guess was flu shot triggered an immune repsones that opened the door for Rheumtoid Arthritis.. None"Fiber Myalgia, Diabetes"Rule out Lupus. . Patient recovered.


INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 337780
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 01/21/2009. Male patient, 29.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: arthralgia, asthenia, dyspnoea, fatigue, pain in extremity"16 Jan 09 arms were sore. 17 Jan 09 felt conjested. 18 Jan 09 more conjested 19 Jan 09 felt conjested and run down. 20 Jan had conjestion fever weakness fatigue dyspnea and joint pain, and went to the ER that night.". NOPCN . During the same period patient was treated with NO. Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 338503
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 01/26/2009. Male patient, child 5.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: abasia, arthralgia, blood test abnormal, mobility decreased, screaming"1-16-09 vaccine given. 1-22-09 at 6pm began vomiting. At 9:40pm c/o knees "killing me". Mom carried to bed 1-23-09 and 1-24-09, child home playing table games and watching TV, not running around, more sedentary. 1-25-09, 6:30 am patient lying on floor in bedroom screaming " I can't walk". Taken to ER lab work drawn and MOTRIN given. Discharged at 11am walking and ok.". NoneNone"Some lab work drawn at hospital ER, showed increased WBC, states mother" . During the same period patient was treated with None. Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 338814
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 02/02/2009. Female patient, 37.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: arthralgia, injection site erythema, injection site pain, injection site swelling, injection site warmth"Pain upon injection, in 24 hours, hot, red, swelling. These symptoms dissipated, then pain into arm to wrist and under arm. TX: arm sling, cortisone P.O.". NoneNoneNone . During the same period patient was treated with None. Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 339654
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 02/16/2009. Male patient, 48.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: alanine aminotransferase increased, antinuclear antibody positive, arthralgia, blood glucose increased, cardiac murmur"Night after vaccine administered patient developed joint pain, insomnia, numbness of certain areas on right side of body (cheek, elbow, thumb, heel), had headache, chilles, some complaint of chest pain. 3/12/09 MR received from PCP. Pt in 2/3/09 for multiple vax (8 total) prior to travel abroad. TC from pt 2/5/09 with c/o H/A and generalized aching, joint pain, and sporadic numbness in the L arm and face. Seen 2/9/09 for numbness on the R side of body, R arm and hand pain, bilateral knee pain, heaviness in the head. chills, night sweats, chest pain and voice alteration. ROS (+) for fatigue, poor appetite, weight loss, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, muscle pain, joint pain and tingling in addition to above. PE (+) for murmur, sensory disturbance over the R cheek and mandible as well as R heel, numbness R elbow, knee effusion. Impression: R sided numbness in various locations. Joint pain, primarily in R hand & knees. Recent vaccines. DM. Bicuspid aortic valve with aortic insufficiency. Chest pain. Neurologist consulted suggests ? mild encephalitis. Suspect r/t YF vaccine. F/U 3/9/09-overall better but still reports elbow pain and voice alteration.". None"Diabetes mellitis, bicuspid AV&AI, reports 'cold' 1-2 weeks prior to vaccines. PMH: DM-recently dx. Migraines. Bicuspid valve AI. NKDA.""CBC, CMP - ALT=85, glucose=337, MRI ordered. Labs and Diagnostics: CBC WNL. blood glucose 337. ALT 85. MRI brain (+) for sinus disease, otherwise WNL. Echo abnormal. HgbA1C 8.4. ANA (+). ESR 11." . During the same period patient was treated with Metformin. Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 339780
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 12/01/2008. Female patient, 53.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: arthralgia, electromyogram normal, erythema, erythema, pain in extremityOn 10/24/08 pt. presented to office c/o pain L deltoid w/ radiation of pain to elbow. Area of erythema measured 1.5x2 cm. Normal remainder of exam. Redness + swelling resolved but pain to elbow from mid-deltoid persisted.. NoneNoEMG-neg . Patient recovered.


INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 339882
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported . Male patient, child 12.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: areflexia, arthralgia, asthenia, axonal neuropathy, blood immunoglobulin a decreased"Received Flu and MENACTRA 10/31/07. By Thanksgiving he had foot droop of left foot. Seen by primary in Feb. '08 for ankle pain. Referred to Orthopedist and Neurologist. He has subsequently developed foot drop in right and is being treated for an acquired neuropathy. 3/3/09 MR received for DOS 7/21-24/2008 with D/C DX: Inflammatory Neuropathy as well as multiple out pt visits and diagnostic studies. Pt initially presented in 11/2007 with a L foot drop and inability to move his toes resulting in a limping gait. Genetic testing done and negative for CMT. EMG/NCS c/w axonal neuropathy, repeat with chronic inflammatory neuropathy. Developed R foot drop in 5/2008. PE 6/1/08 (+) for decreased strength on plantar/dorsiflexion bilaterally and difficulty with gait and stance. DTRs absent in lower extremities. Admitted for IVIG 7/21/08. Devloped some H/A with tx. D/C for outpt f/u on prednisone. Later with DX: CIDP. Wearing ankle/foot braces to assist with ambulation. Muscle wasting noted 10/6/08 and hand tremor 12/24/08. Some improvement in strength noted. 8/25/09 CDC's CISA staff has confirmed VAERS 339882 as CIDP.". NoneNone. PMH: mild cold sxEMG/NCV: Possible CIDP; Spinal Fluid increased at 58. Labs and Diagnostics: EMG/NCS abnormal. MRI brain and spine WNL. CSF protein 58. CSF cx (-). Serum IgA (L) at 58. DEXA (+) for osteoporosis and osteopenia. . Patient was hospitalized Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 340239
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 02/20/2009. Female patient, 14.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: arthralgia, dizziness, erythema, erythema, oedema peripheral"the day after the vaccine was given the patient noticed, redness, swelling, itching and pain of her right arm. Dizziness and sleepiness notices as well., vomited x 2, on day 2 the area increased in erythema, elbow was painful., directed to take Motrin, Benadryl and apple cool compresses". Penicillin allergiesNone . Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 341864
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 03/13/2009. Female patient, child 11.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: antinuclear antibody positive, arthralgia, fatigue, , "Fatigue, joint pain after immunization until 3/08.". None"Positive, ANA" . Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 341889
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 03/01/2009. Male patient, child 5.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension, arthralgia, blood pressure decreased, c-reactive protein normal"By 11/28 evening upper left arm was red, swollen, itchy. Following day, more swelling, hot to touch, very itchy. 4 a.m. 12/14, severe swelling in knees, wrists, entire left arm huge and hot, hives over whole body, fever, itchy pain. ER, vomiting, dropping blood pressure, swelling and rash whole body. Dx serum sickness. Symptoms lasted 3-4 weeks. 2 days in hospital. Wheezing, swollen lips, trouble walking. A lot of joint pain. 3/20/09 Received PCP medical records of 12/3/08-3/2/2009. FINAL DX: serum sickness, amoxicillin vs vaccines Records reveal patient w/persistent cough & postnasal drip x 3-4 wks when seen 12/3 w/poor sleep secondary to cough. Initially had URI w/croup, phlegm now dx w/sinusitis & tx w/oral antibiotics. Exam on 12/12 was well child, had been seen in OT but stopped some time prior, being watched for social lag. RTC 12/16 s/p hospital admit visit for swelling of lips, knees & wrists. Tx w/nebs & antihistamines. Now had tongue tickling, sleepiness, urticarial rash all over, left arm very swollen, purplish, hot, swollen joints. Followup w/allergist. Allergy consult 1/9/09. FINAL DX: serum sickness like reaction likely penicillin allergy Suggested patient have FluMist in future. Continued to have wheezing & tx w/nebs. Abdominal distension/discomfort was likely due to constipation. Had trace proteinuria in hospital & UA repeated but not included. Was to return in 2 wks. 4/10/09 Received hospital medical records of 12/14-12/15/2008. FINAL DX: serum sickness Records reveal patient experineced pruritic erythematous maculopapular lesions and red swollen left arm, bilateral knee pain w/swelling x 2 days. Tx w/antihistamines, NSAIDs & nebs. Had orthostatic hypotension w/dizziness & nausea/vomiting in ER & tx w/IVF w/improvement. D/C to home w/PCP f/u. Clinic visit 12/29/2008 s/p hospitalization. FINAL DX: serum sickness like reaction, suspect amoxicillin reaction Doing well w/rare use of NSAID for joint pain, daily zyrtec & intermittent albuterol for coughing. Meds were". "Cough (lingering) ("sinusitis")""none PMH: recent sinusitis & on amoxicillin at admit. Hives, viral illness, bronchitis, OM, nosebleeds. Family hx: eczema, hypothyroidism, GERD, IBS.""Serum Sickness LABS:WBC 15.85(H), lymphs 22.0(L), neutros 72.4(H). ESR 5(N), CRP<0.5(N). Complement C3(N), C4 15.4(L). UA w/trace ketones/protein." . During the same period patient was treated with "amoxicillin, Day 10". Patient was hospitalized Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 342868
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 03/28/2009. Male patient, child 4.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: arthralgia, full blood count normal, gait disturbance, haemoglobin normal, injection site pain"Received Flu vaccine on 3/12/09. Had R leg pain starting on 3/18 and fever on 3/17. Seen in the office on 3/19 and noted to be walking slowly on toes, mainly wanting to be carried every where. On exam he had pain in hip with internal and external rotation, but no tenderness. CBC and ESR normal. I suspect he has transient synovitis. I called home today - a couple days after I saw him he was fine to 2 days. since that time he has intermittently c/o hip pain. Never as severe as on 3/19.". noneAsthma"see above - ESR 7, WBC 7.0 with 2 Bands, 36 SEGS and 43 lymph and 14 MONO. Hgb 12.9" . During the same period patient was treated with pulmicort and or albuterol. Patient recovered.

INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) Side Effects Report # 343581
INFLUENZA (FLUZONE) side effect was reported on 04/06/2009. Female patient, 14.0 years of age, was vaccinated with INFLUENZA (FLUZONE). After vaccination, patient experienced the following side effects: antinuclear antibody negative, arthralgia, asthma, atopy, back pain"swelling pain of both knees. 4/13/09 MR and vax info received from PCP. In for 14 yr WCC with normal exam 11/11/08. Vax given. Returned 12/22/08 with c/o several day hx of cough, runny nose, ear pain, chest congestion and sore throat. PE (+) for red throat, stuffy nose, few small nodes. Assess: Asthma. Pharyngitis. Returned 2/12/09 with c/o sore throat and cough, H/A, presyncope. PE (+) for T=101.5'F, nasal congestion, pharyngeal erythema, shiners. Assess: Sinusitis. Fever. Pharyngitis. Returned 2/17/09 with same c/o as 2/12/09. Additionally, back pain with coughing. PE (+) for red throat, few nodes and stuffy nose. Sent for CXR. Assess: Asthma. Returned 3/30/09 with c/o knee pain and swelling x 5 months. No injury other than foot injury prior to that. PE (+) for swollen knees with fluid in joints. Assess: joint pain and swelling.". "Asthma, Foot injury"PMH: asthma. foot injury"CBC, diff, sed rate, ANA ASO RF Lyme all normal. Labs: Rapid strep (-). Flu (-) CXR WNL. MCV 29.3 (H). RF (-). ESR 5. ASO 165 (H). ANA (-)." . During the same period patient was treated with "Advair, Albuterol Singulair". Patient recovered.


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