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Write-up: Information has been received from a physician concerning a 19 year old female who on an unspecified date was vaccinated with a dose of GARDASIL (lot # not reported, dose number unknown). Approximately a year and a half prior to developing the onset of rapidly progressive ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). It was unknown if the patient was on any medications or had concomitant vaccinations. Patient died within a year of symptom onset. Patient was found to be positive for a genetic mutation (FUS) recently recognized as associated with early-onset, rapidly progressive ALS. Her parents also had the mutation. It was not reported if the patient had sought medical attention. This is one of several reports received from the same source. Additional information has been requested.
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