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VAERS ID: 297035 (history)  
Age: 16.0  
Gender: Female  
Location: New York  
Vaccinated:2007-01-08
Onset:2007-03-11
   Days after vaccination:62
Submitted: 2007-11-15
   Days after onset:249
Entered: 2007-11-16
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 0688F / 1 UN / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Hemiparesis
SMQs:, Embolic and thrombotic events, vessel type unspecified and mixed arterial and venous (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Conditions associated with central nervous system haemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents (narrow)

Life Threatening? Yes
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 12 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: hormonal contraceptives 7/7/08-records received-Medications include birth control pills and Effexor.
Current Illness: Oral contraceptives
Preexisting Conditions: Smoker 7/7/08-records received-PMH:extensive cardiac problems in which multiple Holter moniors and echos for chest pain and palpitations was carried out;however, there was no pathyology identified and no known other medical history. Depression. Allergic to Sulfa results in rash. Smokes and drinks alcohol. 7/9/08-records received-PMH: Hypertension untreated. HX of alcohol overdose 5/06.
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown 7/7/08-records received-CT head dense left MCA sign, evidence of left MCA distribution ischemia, 7mm left-to-right shift of midline sutures, left lateral ventricle effacement. Cisterns mildly effaced. TEE shows no patent foramen ovale. 7/9/08-records received-CT scan demonstrated a ring enhancing lesion in left frontopariental region adjacent to craniectomy flap, emergent ultrasound guided aspiration of lesion, gram stain positive for WBC. Culture negative. EEG abnormal.
CDC Split Type: WAES0711USA02177

Write-up: Information has been received from a Registered Nurse (R.N.) concerning a 16 year old female with a history of smoking and use of oral contraception who was vaccinated IM with a second dose of Gardasil. Concomitant therapy included hormonal oral contraceptives (unspecified). The nurse reported that after 2 months getting her second vaccination the patient had a stroke and she was hospitalized. The patient continued to have weakness on one side of her body. The patient was recovering. The reporter considered the event stroke as disabling and life threatening. Additional information has been requested. 7/4/08-records received for DOS 3/12-3/21/07-DC DX: Left-sided middle cerebral artery stroke with subfalcine herniation status post left-sided craniectomy for decompression. Presented with left-sided MCA stroke. Witnessed collapse to the ground had been exerting herself physically lately. PE: reflexes increased on right side, awakens to voice but does not follow commands, semipurposeful movement in left upper extremity. Consensus cause of stroke was postulated to be a combination of smoking and birth control pill use. Discharged to rehab. 7/9/08-ER report for DOS 3/11/07-non-responsive- 7/9/08-records received for DOS 4/6-4/9/08-DC DX: Encephalomalacia. During rehab hospitalization developed worsening headache and swelling in area of craniectomy flap, new baseline right-sided weakness secondary to stroke. Questionable LSD use. Readmitted to rehab.


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