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VAERS ID: 272353 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 20.0  
Gender: Female  
Location: Michigan  
   Days after vaccination:0
Submitted: 2007-02-14
   Days after onset:105
Entered: 2007-02-15
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 653650/0702F / 1 - / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: Private
Symptoms: Dysgeusia, Vaccine positive rechallenge
SMQs:, Taste and smell disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: UNK
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: UNK
Diagnostic Lab Data: UNK
CDC Split Type: WAES0701USA02404

Write-up: Information has been received from a licensed partner nurse concerning her 20 year old white daughter student with pertinent medical history and drug reactions/allergies reported as unspecified who on 01-NOV-2006 was vaccinated with first dose of HPV rL1 6 11 16 18 VLP vaccine (yeast) (lot # 653650/0702F) IM left arm at 1500 hours. On approximately 17-JAN-2007, the patient was vaccinated with a second dose of HPV rL1 6 11 16 18 VLP vaccine (yeast) (lot # not reported). Following each dose of HPV rL1 6 11 16 18 VLP vaccine (yeast), the patient experienced a metallic taste. The metallic taste was more pronounced after the first dose. The patient sought medical attention. Subsequently, the patient recovered. No other information was available at the time of reporting. Additional information was received from the licensed practical nurse. The patient complained of strong "metal" taste at the back of her tongue immediately after the first injection. This odd taste sensation lasted somewhere between 30 and 60 seconds and then slowly disappeared after 2 to 3 minutes. No additional information is expected.

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