VAERS ID: 1797278

AGE: 49| SEX: M|STATE: NY (United States)

Description

22lb weight loss concerning for malignancy vs progressive autoimmune process; progressively worsening hyperkeratotic lesions on feet and penis; progressively worsening hyperkeratotic lesions on feet and penis; pain/stiffness of hands, shoulders, and feet; pain/stiffness of hands, shoulders, and feet; pain/stiffness of hands, shoulders, and feet; 22lb weight loss concerning for malignancy vs progressive autoimmune process; 22lb weight loss concerning for malignancy vs progressive autoimmune process; dermatopathology from punch biopsy of L foot is consistent with reactive arthritis; This is a spontaneous report from a contactable physician. A 49-year-old male patient received bnt162b2 (BNT162B2), dose 1 intramuscular on 09Jun2021 (Batch/Lot number was not reported) at the age of 49 years old as dose 1, single for COVID-19 immunisation. Medical history included current tobacco user and known allergies to penicillins. There were no concomitant medications (other medications in two weeks: none). It was unknown if other vaccine was received in four weeks. The patient presented with progressively worsening hyperkeratotic lesions on feet and penis, pain/stiffness of hands, shoulders, and feet, and 22lb weight loss concerning for malignancy vs progressive autoimmune process. Symptom onset was 4 days after receiving 1st dose of Pfizer COVID19 vaccine (13Jun2021). PET scan was negative for malignancy, and dermatopathology from punch biopsy of L foot is consistent with reactive arthritis on 13Jun2021. Given negative work up for typical causes of reactive arthritis (no GI symptoms, negative gonorrhea/chlamydia and STD screening) based on timeline of events and discussion with rheumatology, dermatology and dermatopathology thought to be triggered by covid vaccination (COVID received on 09Jun2021). Adverse events start date was 13Jun2021. The events resulted in Doctor or other healthcare professional office/clinic visit, Emergency room/department or urgent care, and Hospitalization for 7 days. Treatment for the adverse events was prednisone course. It was unknown if patient has history of COVID-19 prior to vaccination. The patient underwent SARS-CoV-2 test (nasal swab) with result of negative on 13Aug2021. The patient was recovering from all the events. The lot number for the vaccine, BNT162B2, was not provided and will be requested during follow up.; Sender's Comments: Based on the current available information and the plausible drug-event temporal association, a possible contributory role of the suspect product BNT162B2 to the development of event Hyperkeratosis, Penis disorder , Musculoskeletal stiffness, Pain in extremity , Arthralgia, Neoplasm malignant, Autoimmune disorder, Weight decreased, Arthritis reactive cannot be excluded. The impact of this report on the benefit/risk profile of the Pfizer product is evaluated as part of Pfizer procedures for safety evaluation, including the review and analysis of aggregate data for adverse events. Any safety concern identified as part of this review, as well as any appropriate action in response, will be promptly notified to regulatory authorities, Ethics Committees, and Investigators, as appropriate.

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Symptoms

Arthralgia, Arthritis reactive, Autoimmune disorder, Hyperkeratosis, Investigation, Musculoskeletal stiffness, Neoplasm malignant, Pain in extremity, Penis disorder, Positron emission tomogram, SARS-CoV-2 test, Weight decreased

Vaccines

VAX DATE: 06-09-2021| ONSET DATE: 06-13-2021| DAYS TO ONSET: 4
NameDose #TypeManufacturerLotRouteSite
COVID19 (COVID19 (PFIZER-BIONTECH)) 1 COVID19 PFIZER\BIONTECH OT Unknown

RECVDATE:10-19-2021
RPT_DATE:
CAGE_YR:
CAGE_MO:
DIED:U
DATEDIED:
L_THREAT:U
ER_VISIT:U
HOSPITAL:Y
HOSPDAYS:7
X_STAY:U
DISABLE:U
RECOVD:N
LAB_DATA:Test Date: 20210613; Test Name: dermatopathology; Result Unstructured Data: Test Result:dermatopathology; Comments: dermatopathology from punch biopsy of L foot is consistent with reactive arthritis.; Test Name: PET scan; Test Result: Negative ; Comments: PET scan was negative for malignancy; Test Date: 20210813; Test Name: PCR; Test Result: Negative ; Comments: Nasal Swab
V_ADMINBY:
OTHER_MEDS:
CUR_ILL:
HISTORY:Medical History/Concurrent Conditions: Penicillin allergy (Known allergies: Penicillins); Tobacco user (Other medical history: Current Tobacco Smoker)
PRIOR_VAX:
SPLTTYPE:USPFIZER INC202101313779
FORM_VERS:2
TODAYS_DATE:10-18-2021
BIRTH_DEFECT:U
OFC_VISIT:Y
ER_ED_VISIT:Y
ALLERGIES:
V_FUNDBY:

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