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VAERS ID: 482621 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 15.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Foreign  
Vaccinated:2011-10-27
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 2013-01-25
Entered: 2013-01-25
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
HPV4: HPV (GARDASIL) / MERCK & CO. INC. - / 1 UN / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Headache, Meningism, Mental disorder, Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging normal, Photophobia
SMQs:, Dementia (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (narrow), Glaucoma (broad), Corneal disorders (broad), Retinal disorders (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? Yes
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? Yes
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: No other medications
Current Illness: Unknown
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, Normal
CDC Split Type: WAES1201USA04086

Write-up: Case received from a physician on 26-Jan-2012 and medically confirmed. A 15-year-old female patient under oral contraceptive and with no relevant medical history had received the first dose of GARDASIL (batch number not reported) on 27-Oct-2011. Fifteen days after vaccination, the patient developed cephalgia which increased all through November until mid-December. At this date, the patient became intolerable and the patient was hospitalized. Pain were violent but not unilateral. The patient presented with light intolerance. She could no longer read but there was no vomiting. She was put under treatment with opioids for mild to moderate pain (antalgics). She went to see a neurologist who did not find anything particular. MRI was normal. The patient stopped the oral contraceptive but it did not bring any change regarding the cephalgia. After seeking an opinion from a neurologist and a infectious diseases specialist, vaccination was put forward as being the cause. Meningeal irritation was suspected but could not be confirmed as no lumbar puncture was performed. To be noted that the patient''s childhood vaccination had been well tolerated. There was no relevant familial medical history, except for asthma for the father. At the time of reporting, the pain had regressed but the patient was still under treatment with ibuprofen and LAROYXL. Photophobia resolved on an unspecified date. Follow-up information received on 23-Jan-2013: The patient had fully recovered on an unspecified date. Cephalgia lasted for 6 months. Infectious disease specialists considered that events had been induced by vaccination with GARDASIL. At the time of reporting, the patient had psychic disorders which were not related to the events previously reported nor to vaccination.


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