Adverse Event Reporting

VAERS ID 919444
Gender Female
Age 34
StateCode NY
Pharmaceutical Company PFIZER\BIONTECH
Lot Number EH9899
Number of vaccinations 1
Vaccinated 2020-12-21
Onset 2020-12-29
Condition Permanent Disability
Symptoms
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Impaired work ability
  • Neck pain
  • Muscular weakness
  • Sensory loss
  • Grip strength decreased
  • Clumsiness
  • Neuralgic amyotrophy
  • Computerised tomogram spine
  • Radiculitis brachial

Current Illness

None

Preexisting Conditions

Scoliosis, IBS

Other Medications

Balziva ( birth control )

Previous Vaccinations

Allergies

None

Laboratory Data

12/30 - ct cspine

Write-up

12/21 had covid vaccine (dose 1).
On evening of 12/29 had sudden onset of mild neck pain and significant weakness and numbness of left arm, weak hand grip, clumsiness in hand .
Did not improve after trying to shake arm/move around , and took prednisone 40mg oral.
Went to ER and had CT Cspine which did not show evidence of cervical pathology.
Continued with corticosteroids, sought consultation with PMR and neurology specialists, and steroid dose increased to 60mg/day.
Some improvement in strength , but still have diminished sensation and strength in left hand/arm.
Unable to perform full job tasks as I am left hand dominant.
Likely brachial neuritis / parsonage turner syndrome per both specialists seen.
Continuing with corticosteroids at this time, pending bloodwork and OT evaluation