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VAERS ID: 357365 (history)  
Age: 16.0  
Gender: Female  
Location: Tennessee  
Vaccinated:2008-03-17
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 2009-09-15
Entered: 2009-09-15
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. 1448U / 0 RA / UN

Administered by: Unknown       Purchased by: Unknown
Symptoms: Convulsion, Electroencephalogram abnormal, Epilepsy, Muscle twitching, Myoclonic epilepsy
SMQs:, Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Dyskinesia (broad), Dystonia (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Generalised convulsive seizures following immunisation (narrow), Hypoglycaemia (broad)

Life Threatening? Yes
Died? No
Permanent Disability? Yes
Recovered? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 2 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations: none~ ()~~0.00~Patient|none~ ()~~0.00~Sibling|none~ ()~~0.00~Sibling
Other Medications: none
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: none. Dislocated shoulder, irregular periods. Migraine headaches, appendectomy.
Diagnostic Lab Data: EEG''s (5 or 6) only the last 2 have shown normal with medication. Tested on a regular basis since 8/15/2008. Labs and Diagnostics: EEG abnormal-c/w seizure d/o. Ct brain (-). WBCs 18K. BS 119. shoulder X-ray (+) dislocation and compression fx. MRI brain WNL. MRI shoulder abnormal.
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Write-up: Patient had the 1st shot of Gardasil on 3/17/2008, she had the 2nd shot of Gardasil on 5/19/2008. She did not have the 3rd shot. She stated having twitching spells after awakening. We thought it was just maybe the way she was sleeping because it did not happen everyday. On 8/15/2008 she had a major seizure and was admitted to the hospital. She was diagnosised with EPILEPSY. She has had 5 major seizures since and sees a neurologist on a regular basis. Diagnosis of JUVENILE MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY. She now takes LAMICTAL 300mg twice daily. She has regular EEG''s. There is no history on either side of the family of a seizure disorder and she has never had any seizure history and no major illnesses. Via the Neurologist this may affect her for the rest of her life. DID THE GARDASIL CAUSE THIS??????? 9/29/09 MR received for DOS 8/15-16/2008 with D/C DX: Seizure activity. Right shoulder dislocation. Syncope. Pt presented after witnessed seizure activity. Pt found passed out in bathtub. Pt dislocated/fractured her shoulder during the episode. Reports pre-syncopal episodes for ~6 months. ICD9: 780.39, 812.09 10/2/09 Neurology consult records received DOS 9/14/09. Assessment: Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Seizures occur upon awakening, initial myoclonic jerks.


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