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Write-up: Information has been received from a nurse practitioner concerning a female (age not reported) who on an unspecified date was vaccinated with her first and only dose of GARDASIL 0.5 mL. There was no concomitant medication. Subsequently "one week after vaccination" the patient developed total body paralysis and was hospitalized and all the lab tests which included a complete blood cell count came back negative. Several days after the hospitalization, the patient got better and was released. The reporter considered that total body paralysis to be disabling. Additional information has been requested. 6/25/2008 MR received for ER visit 3/26/2008 with DX: Quadriparesis-resolved. Pt developed a h/a, took a nap and awoke with inability to move all 4 extremities. Parent reports that this is the 3rd episode of these sx. During triage, unable to move 4 extremities. 1 hr later continued to have some motor and sensory deficits. Tingling reported in legs. Able to move toes after several hours and ambulating with slow unsteady gait and jerky movements in several more. D/C with resolution of sx in ~6 hrs from arrival.
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