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VAERS ID: 325063 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 17.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Kansas  
Vaccinated:2008-07-24
Onset:2008-08-01
   Days after vaccination:8
Submitted: 2008-09-12
   Days after onset:42
Entered: 2008-09-15
   Days after submission:3
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 1740U / 1 UN / UN

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Abdominal pain, Chest pain, Death, Pain
SMQs:, Acute pancreatitis (broad), Retroperitoneal fibrosis (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (narrow), Cardiomyopathy (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? Yes
   Date died: 2008-08-04
   Days after onset: 3
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 2 days
   Extended hospital stay? Yes
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: erythromycin
Current Illness: Acne
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown LABS: WBC 10.3(H). Troponin greater than 100(H) & CPK 5492(H), CKMB 313.1(H) c/w infectious myocarditis, possibly viral. TSH 0.09(L). CRP 38.3(H). BNP 533(H). ANA neg. ASO 200(+). CXR abnormal w/water bottle appearing heart. Sodium 132(L), potassium 3.7(L), bicard 18(L), BUN 29(H), creatinine 1.3(H). AST 832(H), ALT 211(H). Urine drug screen neg. Blood c/s neg. MRSA screen neg.
CDC Split Type: WAES0809USA00837

Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning a 17 year old female with acne who on 24-JUL-2008 was vaccinated with the first dose of GARDASIL. Concomitant therapy included erythromycin, solution, topical. On 04-AUG-2008, the patient experienced abdominal pain, chest pain and aching everywhere and was hospitalized. On 05-AUG-2008, the patient experienced myocarditis and died. Diagnosis was myocarditis but the doctor said it was not related to GARDASIL. The last time she was seen in this office was 2005. No additional information at this time. Additional information has been requested. 10/01/08 Death certificate states COD as myocarditis & CHF as contributing factor. 9/22/08 Reviewed PCP medical records. Reveals patient experienced abdominal pain, chest pain & aching everywhere. Expired 8/5/08 w/viral infection of the heart. Concomitant med was erythomycin topical solution for acne. Patient noted to be in good health on day of vaccination. 4/2/09 Received hospital medical records for 8/3-8/4/2008. FINAL DX: deceased secondary to severe nonischemic cardiomyopathy secondary to viral myocarditis Records reveal patient experienced fever, chills, feeling unwell x 2-4 days. Presented to ER w/abdominal & chest pain, weakness, dizziness, hypotensive, tachycardia, SOB, respiratory distress w/hypoxemia, azotemia, shocklike symptoms. EKG w/diffuse ST changes & ST elevations. Dx w/acute anteroseptal MI Emergent cardiac cath revealed EF 23% & balloon pump placed. Intensive care, deteriorated, V-tach, decompensation, extensive resuscitation efforts failed.


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