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Torticollis from HPV (GARDASIL) 2007

Vaccine Manufacturer:MERCK & CO. INC.
Vaccine Code:HPV4
Vaccine Type:HUMAN PAPILLOVAVIRUS QUADRIVALENT
Vaccine Name:HPV (GARDASIL)
Year Reported:2007
Symptom Reported:Torticollis

HPV (GARDASIL) Side Effects Report #272431
HPV (GARDASIL) vaccine side effect was reported on 02/14/2007. Female patient, 14.0 years of age, was vaccinated with HPV (GARDASIL). Patient symptoms: Torticollis, "Information has been received from a health professional concerning a 14 year old female with allergies to Prozac and Seroquel and a history of dystonic reaction involving the right arm, right leg and neck in 2006 caused by an allergic reaction to Seroquel who on 12-JAN-2007 was vaccinated IM with a first dose of Gardasil. Concomitant therapy included hormonal contraceptives (unspecified) and Prevacid. On 13-JAN-2007 the patient experienced a tic disorder involving her head and neck. The patient also had a rapid, involuntary, spasmodic dystonic reaction and torticollis like movement that appeared painful and continued during sleep. On 13-JAN-2007, the patient was examined in the emergency room and was given Benadryl and Ativan and was released. A CT scan of the brain was negative. On 15-JAN-2007, she was examined by her primary care physician and was given Benadryl IM. She was later examined on 15-JAN-2007 by a neurologist and was given Cogentin IM and was started on oral benztropine mesylate (MSD). ON 17-JAN-2007, 19-JAN-2007, and 05-FEB-2007, the patient was also examined by a neurologist. On 19-JAN-2007 the symptoms began to resolve and on 05-FEB-2007 completely resolved. The patient will continue with Cogentin until 19-FEB-2007. Tic disorder, rapid, involuntary, spasmic dystonic reaction and torticollis like movement were considered to be other important medical events and disabling. Additional information has been requested." Drug hypersensitivityDystonic reactionhead computed axial 01/13/07 - negative . During the same period patient was treated with "Hormonal contraceptives, Prevacid". Patient recovered.

HPV (GARDASIL) Side Effects Report #276328
HPV (GARDASIL) vaccine side effect was reported on 04/10/2007. Female patient, child 9.0 years of age, was vaccinated with HPV (GARDASIL). Patient symptoms: Torticollis, Gardasil #1 received 4/9/07 woke up 4/10/07 with acute torticoillis. None4/2/07 had a febrile illness with vomitingNone . During the same period patient was treated with None. Patient recovered.

HPV (GARDASIL) Side Effects Report #297482
HPV (GARDASIL) vaccine side effect was reported on 10/08/2007. Female patient, 18.0 years of age, was vaccinated with HPV (GARDASIL). Patient symptoms: Torticollis, "Initial and follow-up information has been received from the Merck Pregnancy Registry concerning an 18 year old female with no pertinent medical history who on 05-JUL-2007 was vaccinated with a first dose of Gardasil (Lot # 657868/0523U). Concomitant therapy included ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO. On 12-JUL-2007 an ultrasound was performed due to pelvic pain and the patient was found to be pregnant. The patient's last menstrual period was on 06-JUN-2007 and the estimated date of delivery is 12-MAR-2008. Unspecified medical attention was sought. At the time of the report the patient's outcome was unknown. Additional information has been requested. Medical records were received from the physician's office on 03-MAR-2008 the baby was in for a well child visit and was 5 days old. The baby was born full term by spontaneous vaginal delivery, no complications during pregnancy/delivery. The birth weight was 5 pounds 11 ounces, length was 18 inches. The patient had a black spot on the left foor and was diagnosed witht mongolian spots on legs. The baby also experienced newborn jaundice down to the face. On 28-FEB-2008 the baby also tilts head to the left with tightness on the left and was diagnosed with torticollis. The parents were instructed in stretching techniques while feeding, changing diapers and at play. On 28-FEB-2008, the patient was vaccinated with Hepatitis B virus vaccine (manufactiurer unknown). On 13-MAR-2008 the bab was seen and there was no jaundice. Upon internal review, mongplian spots wre considered to be a congenital anomaly. Subsequently the patient experienced adverse events after vaccination with hepatitis B virus vaccine (manufacturer unknown). Additional information has been requested." Pregnancy NOS (LMP = 6/6/2007)"ultrasound, 07/12/07, pregnancy" . During the same period patient was treated with ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO. Patient recovered.


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