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VAERS ID: 325591 (history)  
Age: 16.0  
Gender: Female  
Location: Michigan  
Vaccinated:2007-03-20
Onset:2007-04-01
   Days after vaccination:12
Submitted: 2008-09-18
   Days after onset:536
Entered: 2008-09-19
   Days after submission:1
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 0688F / 0 LA / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Convulsion
SMQs:, Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Generalised convulsive seizures following immunisation (narrow), Hypoglycaemia (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 5 days
   Extended hospital stay? Yes
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: [therapy unspecified]
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Unknown. PMH: 1 syncopal episode 8/06 with brain CT and Echo WNL
Diagnostic Lab Data: Unknown. Labs and Diagnostics: EKG in SR with 1st'' AV block. 24 hr EEG WNL. Holter monitor WNL. Urine drug screen (+) for tricyclic anti-depressants which pt denies.
CDC Split Type: WAES0809USA01747

Write-up: Information has been received from a consumer concerning her 17 year old daughter who was vaccinated with the three doses of GARDASIL in 2007 (March, April and September). In March 2007 she started to have seizures. She had a total of 7 seizures in 2007. She had no history of seizures prior to receiving GARDASIL. Her daughter had another seizure last month (August 2008). She has been taking unspecified medication for her seizures. The patient sought medical attention at the emergency room. The patient''s mother also indicated that the patient was hospitalized. Patient''s mother stated: "My daughter started having seizures when she received GARDASIL and I don''t know why. She has never had seizures before and I told the doctor the only thing that was different was she received GARDASIL". "I don''t know how to tell my daughter that this was because of GARDASIL". "She can''t get her driver''s license because of her seizures". "She''s now taking a medication for her seizures which would cause birth defects if she tries to have children in the future". Additional information is not expected. 10/23/2008 10/23/2008 PCP records received. WCC 3/20/08 with normal exam except c/o heavy periods and passing large clots. Seen for hospital f/u after 3 episode of vasovagal syncope. 2nd HPV dose given 34 days after 1st. Another syncopal episode reported by mom. Seen 6/19/07 for Amenorrhea x 3 months. Seen 6/25/07 with c/o intermittent mid-sternal chest pain x 2 weeks. Assessment costochondritis. Syncopal episode with head twitching, amnesia and post-episode grogginess. Referred to Neurology. Neurology records received beginning 8/8/2007 to 8/27/2008 with DX: Seizures. Pt initially presented to neurologist after several episodes of passing out. First 2 likely episodes likely syncope, the 3rd episode of unresponsiveness more likely seizure or psuedoseizure. After several more, started on Trileptal. No episodes until 8/5/08 but mother reports forgetfulness, and grades have dropped. No menses x 3 months. Obn 8/5/08 pt found unresponsive on ground with teeth clenched, eyes fluttering. Returned to baseline after 1.5 hrs. 2 additional ER visits for dysmenorrhea and near fainting-uncertain cause.


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