Man Who Received Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Dies After Rare Blood Clot Disorder
(Epoch Times) – A man has died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after receiving a second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and was determined to have possibly had a rare and severe blood clot condition called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia when he presented to the hospital, according to a report.
The case report of the 65-year-old man is detailed in a letter to the academic journal Annals of Internal Medicine published on Monday. The journal announced on Twitter that the research led by Dr. Swathi Sangli “is believed to be the first case of #thrombosis with thrombocytopenia after a messenger RNA #COVID19 vaccine.”
In the latest case study, the man, who had chronic hypertension and hyperlipidemia, died after blood clots formed in his lungs, legs, and then ultimately his brain, after having taken the mRNA-based Moderna vaccine, healthcare professionals at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh wrote in their case report.
The man had presented to the hospital with one week of discomfort in both his legs, intermittent headaches, and two days of shortness of breath. According to the report, the symptoms started 10 days after he received a second dose of the Moderna vaccine. He died 12 days after arriving at the hospital.
The authors wrote that, in retrospect, the man “met the criteria” for a serious form of blood clotting known as vaccine-induced thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (VITT), also called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Read Full Article >