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2019 Jul-Sep

JBJS Case Connect



Lytic Lesion in the Proximal Humerus After a Flu Shot: A Case Report.


Erickson BJ, DiCarlo EF, Brause B, Callahan L, Hannafin J
JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Jul-Sep; 9(3):e0248.
PMID: 31274645.


There has been a recent campaign to vaccinate patients in an effort to prevent widespread flu pandemic. Although the complication rate after vaccine is low, there have been reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). In this case presentation, we discuss a patient who developed a large lytic lesion in the proximal humerus after a deeply administered flu shot.