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Write-up: This case was reported by a physician and described the occurrence of respiratory failure in a 15-year-old female subject who was vaccinated with CERVARIX (GlaxoSmithKline). The subject''s medical history included joints pain. Previous and/or concurrent vaccination included CERVARIX ;GlaxoSmithKline;intramuscular;unknown deltoid given on 9 September 2009. On 14 October 2009, the subject received 2nd dose of CERVARIX (intramuscular, unknown deltoid). The subject was put under observation during 30 minutes after both vaccinations. No adverse event had occurred. On 15 October 2009, 1 day after vaccination with CERVARIX, the subject experienced a low grade fever and headache. She visited an homeopathy center where she was prescribed treatment with paracetamol, Liv 52 and RANTAC. The subject was advised to come back to the center for follow-up after 2 days of treatment. The events resolved and the subject restarted her daily chores. On 1st November 2009, the subject informed her parents that an insect has bitten her during the field work. She was not feeling well and complained about leg pain. Post noon, the subject didn''t go to work and rested at home. Overnight, her condition deteriorated. On the morning of the 2nd November 2009, an ambulance was called. The subject''s vital signs recorded at the time of shifting were poor. On the way to hospital, she became unconscious and her vital signs were not recordable. The cardio pulmonary resuscitation provided was unsuccessful. At hospital, she was declared dead due to a respiratory failure. Autopsy was rejected by the family. The physician considered the events were unrelated to vaccination with CERVARIX and so, no follow-up was necessary. The subject died on 2 November 2009 from a suspected snake bite. An autopsy was not performed.
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