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VAERS ID: 332721 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 16.0  
Gender: Female  
Location: Alabama  
   Days after vaccination:7
Submitted: 2008-11-18
   Days after onset:293
Entered: 2008-11-18
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 1424F / 2 - / -

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: Unknown
Symptoms: Activities of daily living impaired, Allergy test, Amnesia, Asthenia, Blood test, Disturbance in attention, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Injection site pain, Lethargy, Lumbar puncture, Migraine, Muscle spasms, Myalgia, Nasopharyngitis, Nausea, Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, Pain, Phonophobia, Photophobia, Sinusitis, Vomiting
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Acute pancreatitis (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dementia (broad), Dystonia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (narrow), Extravasation events (injections, infusions and implants) (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (narrow), Glaucoma (broad), Corneal disorders (broad), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Retinal disorders (broad), Depression (excl suicide and self injury) (broad), Vestibular disorders (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 3 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations: none~ ()~~0.00~In Patient
Other Medications:
Current Illness: None
Preexisting Conditions: none at that time. PMH: GERD. Migraine. Allergy to Augmentin
Diagnostic Lab Data: CT scan of sinus,MRI of Head and neck, Lumbar Puncture, Allergy testing, complete blood workups. Labs and Diagnostics: CPK increased. Recent CT scan head (-). MRI brain and cervical spine WNL. EEG WNL. CSF (+) RBCs no WBCs (rare WBCs on Gram stain). CSF Protein 49, glucose 62. Pressure 16. CSF cx (-).
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Gardasil shots - 1st shot (11/12/07) Painful at shot location and had a dull headache November through January. 2nd Shot (1/23/08)Pain at immunization site for a couple of weeks. Developed cold and sinus issues by the next day. Migraine type headache (very painful) began on 01/30/08. She began having major fatigue,dizziness, muscle pain, major sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting. We had several tests ran and trips to the emergency room. She had CT scans, MRI of head and neck, and lumbar puncture. She was out of school for 3 months unable to concentrate, short term memory loss, continuous pain (head and body). Improved enough after doctors, medications, massage therapists to return to school for the last month and a half. 3rd shot (06/03/08)with 3 other shots. She developed a cold sinus and her headache came back within a week to a worse level that before. Her headache has never went away since January 30th. She has muscle pain and spasms, short term memory loss, lethargic, dizziness, major sensitivity to light and sounds, nausea and vomiting. She has no energy and basically has had no life for the last 11 months of her life. 12/19/2008 MR received from PCP. Seen 11/12/07 for 1st HPV and Flu vax. Returned 11/27/07 with c/o chills, low grade fever, tight neck muscles. Dx: Nausea, Vomiting. 2nd HPV 1/23/08. Returned 1/30/08 with c/o fatigue. Dx: sinusitis/pharyngitis. Returned 2/5/08 with c/o h/a, neck soreness, productive cough and light sensitivity. Dx: H/A. F/U visit 6/3/08 for hospital stay for h/a and 3rd HPV, to f/u with neurologist. OV 8/8/08 with c/o muscle spasms on back with shooting pain down left. DX: Muscle spasm ? Polymyositis. Tx with Flexeril. OV 8/22/08 with c/o worsening H/A, nausea, and photo/phono phobia. DX: Tension H/a. To see neurologist. 1/12/09 MR received for 2 ER visits and one outpt visit. Pt presented to ER on 2/26/08 with c/o 3 1/2 week hx of constant frontal h/A with intermittent emesis. No releif with previously prescibed meds. (+) photophobia. PE WNL. To f/u with Neuro. Dx: Migraine. Returned 3/10/08 with c/o H/A, worse at night disturbing sleep. PE WNL. LP done to assess pressure-16. DX: H/A. D/C to f/u with Neuro. Neuro visit 3/20/08 for persistant H/A (7 weeks) with photo and phonophobia. Pt reports depressed mood without energy and anxiety 2'' to this condition and missing school as well. Dx: H/A. Recommended psych eval. 1/29/09 MR received from neurologist dated 9/2/08 to 1/6/09 with DX: Chronic daily H/A, muscle spasms/fibromyalgia, functional L hemiparesis. Pt reports onset of H/A with photo/phonophobia after 1st HPV vax 11/12/2007. Following Worsening of sx following subsequent vax, now with chronic daily H/A with minimal response from multiple medications, accupucture and chiropractic. PEs show no papilledema. PE 1/6/09 (+) for give-way weakness.

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