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Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning her 77 year old mother with a arthritis in her finger, osteopenia and no known drug allergies who in December 2006 was vaccinated SC with a 0.5 ml dose of Zostavax vaccine. Concomitant therapy included Celebrex, alendronate sodium and calcium (unspecified). Subsequently four to six days after vaccination, in December 2006, the patient developed sciatica. She was treated with oral steroids. As of 25-Jan-2007 the patient was recovering. The physician reported that her mother was still having some problems and was going to physical therapy. She explained that prior to vaccination, her mother was very healthy and active and exercised on a regular basis. It was noted that the patient had no rash. The physician considered the sciatica to be disabling and an other important medical event. Additional information has been requested.
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