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VAERS ID: 319810 (history)  
Age: 15.0  
Gender: Female  
Location: Illinois  
Vaccinated:2007-08-06
Onset:2007-09-20
   Days after vaccination:45
Submitted: 2008-07-18
   Days after onset:302
Entered: 2008-07-21
   Days after submission:3
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 0012U / 2 UN / UN

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Convulsion, Death, Syncope
SMQs:, Torsade de pointes/QT prolongation (broad), Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Arrhythmia related investigations, signs and symptoms (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Cardiomyopathy (broad), Hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode (broad), Generalised convulsive seizures following immunisation (narrow), Hypoglycaemia (broad)

Life Threatening? Yes
Died? Yes
   Date died: 2007-09-20
   Days after onset: 0
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Unknown
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Unknown. PMH: 1 prior seizure 8/2007. 4/28/09 Additional records received from PCP at CDC''s request. Pt in for OV 1/30/07 with c/o allergy sx and requesting HPV#1-given 0012U. Returned 3/22/07 for HPV#2-given 1427F with Boostrix AC52B012AA. Mild URI 4/25/07. OV 6/12/07 in F/U to ER visit for seizure on 6/11/07. Syncope noted. Sent for tests. OV 6/28/07 Echo and blood work reportedly WNL. Syncope again noted. PE WNL. OV 7/5/07 EEG normal. EIA? Retuned 8/6/07 for HPV#3 given 0012U. PFTs reportedly normal.
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown. Labs and Diagnostics: Tox screen (-).
CDC Split Type: WAES0807USA02139

Write-up: Information has been received from a certified medical assistant concerning a 14 year old female who was vaccinated with a first dose of GARDASIL and experienced syncope. She was taken to an emergency room and released. The patient was vaccinated with a second dose of GARDASIL (unspecified time). Subsequently, the patient experienced her first seizure (unspecified time) and was taken to the emergency room (no further details provided). The patient was vaccinated with a third dose of GARDASIL at 15 years old. Approximately 27-JUN-2008, two weeks after the third dose, the patient developed a complication. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance but passed away during the transport from an unknown cause. The physician has asked the mother for the autopsy report. The reporting medical assistant considered the syncope, seizure and "a complication" were considered to be immediately life-threatening and disabling. Additional information has been requested. 2/13/09 Autopsy report received. COD: Seizure Disorder. Summary Diagnoses: Clinical history of seizure disorder. Pulmonary congestion and edema. Passive visceral congestion. 2/20/2009 ER received from CDC. Pt presented to ER via EMS following witnessed seizure activity with fall from standing. Upon EMS arrival pt had agonal respirations and was pulseless in V-fib at 650. Upon arrival in ER unresponsive, pupils fixed and dilated, no cardiac activity. Resuscitation unsuccessful and pt expired.


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