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Write-up: Two weeks following immunizations with flu vaccine developed cough, coryza, weakness over the course of week developed dysarthia, dysphagia with cranial nerve paresis on exam. Diagnosed with ALS. According to 213289, 60 day follow up, patient died 03/20/2002 from ALS, unassociated with flu vaccine. Follow up on 09/18/2001: "The patients right arm was prepped and draped in a sterile fashion. 1% Xylocaine was employed for local anesthesia. A hand injection of contrast through a peripheral angiocath provided opacification of the deep veins of the right arm. The right basilic vein was accessed under fluoroscopic guidance with a micropuncture set. A cook PICC catheter was then trimmed to a length of 36cm and advanced through a peel-away sheath into the SVC. A hand injection of contrast through the catheter reveals the tip in the superior vena cava. The catheter was flushed and sutured in place. The catheter was then heparinized with 400 units Heparin and the patient was returned to the post-operative lounge in stable condition. "
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