Brachial Neuritis and DTap/Flu Vaccines.

What Is Brachial Neuritis?

Brachial Neuritis is the swelling and inflammation of the nerve bundles that send signals from the spine to the shoulder, arms, and fingers. The syndrome usually starts with sudden, severe, and sharp pain or burning in the shoulder and upper arm with no apparent cause. After a few weeks the constant pain goes away and is replaced by muscle weakness or atrophy in the upper arm. Brachial Neuritis also goes by the names neuralgia amyotrophy and Parsonage Turner Syndrome. The disease is often misdiagnosed at first because of the immediate pain symptoms.

Can Brachial Neuritis Be Triggered by a Flu Vaccine?

Yes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lists Brachial Neuritis as one of the known reactions to the Tetanus Toxoid vaccines. These types of vaccines include the common (DTaP) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine. Other vaccines may trigger Brachial Neuritis, including the flu vaccine and the Hepatitis B vaccine, among others. Learn more here.

US Vaccine Law, the National Vaccine Injury Law Firm has been representing individuals and their families in cases involving Flu Shot Reactions, Gardasil /HPV Reactions, MMR Vaccine Injuries and any case involving the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.


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