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Write-up: Information has been received from the authors in a literature article. Introduction: Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is offered to girls and women to prevent cervical cancer. Unfortunately, reporting of possible side effects from vaccination has increased in recent years. Therefore, the present study examines women''s experiences of side effects from the HPV vaccine (manufacturer unknown). Methods: In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with eight HPV-vaccinated women, aged 25-44 years, who experience side effects from the vaccine. The data were analysed using a narrative methodology. Results: The main reasons for being vaccinated against HPV are fear of cancer and trust in general practitioners (GPs). The women reported feeling stigmatised by GPs and doctors and they feel that these professionals did not acknowledge their symptoms, often assuming that they were due to psychological distress. The lack of acceptance from family and friends has led the women to distance themselves from others and lead a more socially isolated life. The women believe that a diagnosis may validate their symptoms and help others accept their condition. Conclusions: The women feel exceedingly physically and mentally confined in their everyday life, which led them to live a more restricted and solitary life. Since other people tend not to acknowledge their symptoms, the women''s illness behaviour is poorly accepted. The women generally distrust healthcare as they have experienced stigmatization from physicians and do not trust the evidence for the safety of the vaccine. This report concerns to a 25 year old single female patient with no children. The patient''s medical history, concurrent conditions and concomitant medications were not reported. On unspecified dates, the patient received the first and second dose of HPV vaccine (manufacturer unknown) for prophylaxis (dose, strength, route of administration and lot number were not reported). On an unspecified date, after the second dose of HPV vaccine (manufacturer unknown) the patient experienced side effects. On an unspecified date in 2013, the patient received the third dose of HPV vaccine (manufacturer unknown) and the side effects were aggravated. At the reporting time, the outcome of the reported event was unknown. The reported considered the event to be related to HPV vaccine (manufacturer unknown). This follow-up information was received via the author of the article on 19-JAN-2017. On an unknown date in 2012, the patient started therapy with GARDASIL for prophylaxis. On an unknown date in 2013, the patient experienced fatigue, headache, dizziness, bruises, fainting and paralysis. The author considered the events to be serious due to "longer or permanent unfitness for work and disability". The treatment administered for the adverse events was reported as paracetamol. The outcome of the events was reported as worsened. Upon internal review, the event Paralysis was determined to be medically significant. This is one of several reports received from the same literature article (MARRS #1612DNK004981, 1612DNK004850, 1612DNK004996, 1612DNK004588, 1612DNK004650, 1612DNK004656 and 1612DNK004576). Additional information is not expected as the reporter has no further information. Events and narrative updated. Sender''s Comments: DK-009507513-1612DNK004576: DK-009507513-1612DNK004656: DK-009507513-1612DNK004588: DK-009507513-612DNK004650: DK-009507513-1612DNK004850: DK-009507513-1612DNK004981: DK-009507513-1612DNK004996.
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