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Life Threatening? Yes
Write-up: Information has been received from a nurse concerning a 13 year old female who on 05-DEC-2007 was vaccinated intramuscularly (site not reported) with the 1st 0.5ml dose of Gardasil (lot# 659437/1266U). On 19-DEC-2007, post vaccination the patient was not able to move her head, hands and legs and was taken to the emergency room and then hospitalized. At the time of this report the patient had not recovered. The patient not being able to move her head, hands and legs was considered to be immediately life-threatening and disabling by the nurse. Additional information has been requested. 1/18/08 Reviewed hospital medical records which reveal patient experienced HA, lethargy, muscle weakness, difficult to arouse, altered speech, difficulty walking. Admitted 12/18-12/19/2007. Discussed w/Neuro. Vax record included w/hospital records. Admitted for observation & improved to baseline by d/c. Psychogenic source considered. FINAL DX: muscle weakness.
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