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The case report demonstrates the issue of Khalid Ali, who is a citizen of Yamen, explicitly living in Saudi Arabia. He is 38 years, weighs 82kgs, and of 162 cm in height. He is a sales professional and married with two kids. Khalid Ali has been living healthy until two years ago when he started experiencing pains in his lower extremities accompanied by numbness. He was treated, and everything went back to normal until soon when the case came back after the administration of the Pfizer vaccine as a preventive measure for COVID-19 disease. The consequence of the administration of the Pfizer vaccine resulted in severe pain and weaknesses in his legs and severe headache on the second day, which resulted in him being put on an ICU after 48 hours since he was almost paralyzed. A series of tests were conducted on him, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hematology, and biochemistry which involved Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) protein test. MRI findings were significant since they indicated acute inflammation on the spine observed on the dorsal spinal cord with contrast and lumbosacral spinal cord. All the hematology tests turned out to be expected. Biochemistry conducted tests were similarly standard except for CSF protein which was highly abnormal. The combination of the high abnormal CSF protein test and acute inflammation of the spine observed from the MRI findings were confirmed evidence of acute transverse myelitis as a result of the administration of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Pfizer vaccine acute transverse myelitis COVID-19 MRI CSF protein

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Ali Alshararni. (2021). Acute Transverse Myelitis Associated with COVID-19 vaccine: A Case Report. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(3), 2083-2087. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v12i3.4818