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Administered by: Private Purchased by: Unknown
Life Threatening? No
Write-up: This case was initially reported by a consumer, who is also the patient, on 15 December 2010. A 79-year-old female patient received an INFLUENZA VACCINE (manufacturer reported as "possibly Sanofi Pasteur", lot not reported) in the left arm on 22 November 2010. The patient had a history of increased blood pressure and temporal arteritis (for past 3 years); she had previously experienced swelling and a hard knot at the site of a pneumococcal vaccine, and had received numerous influenza vaccines in the past. Concomitant medications included prednisone, a blood pressure pill, and Vitamin B12 1000mg. According to the patient, approximately 6 hours post-vaccination she began experiencing fever, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty in moving. Approximately 12 hours post-vaccination, she had a fever of 103 degrees and was unable to get out of bed. She was seen by a physician the day after vaccination, at which time she complained of difficulty walking and "brain function problem", described as fuzziness, slow thinking process, and balance problems when walking. The patient noted that she had been seen by a "brain doctor". Outcome was not reported.
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