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Write-up: Pt received vax in November 1997. In August 1998, pt allegedly was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Allegedly the pt underwent two surgeries to remove the tumor and was administered chemotherapy. On 1/31/99, he died. Allegedly his brain tissue revealed the presence of Simian Virus-40. Additional info received on 2/24/03 from attorney for consumer contained one physician''s pathology analysisi of brain tissue. A legal complaint was received from an attorney alleging that a 25 month old male recieved Orimune in November 1997 that was "improperly manufactured and which contained contaminants including, but not limited to SV40 which caused the development of brain tumors that ultimately were a direct and proximate cause of his death." The child was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in August 1998. According to the legal complaint, the pt underwent two surgeries to remove the tumor and was administered chemotherapy. On 1/31/99, he died. On 4/25/02, a microscopic examination of brain tissue revealed DNA sequences specific for Simian Virus-40 (SV40) present in the tumor cells but they were absent in the adjacent non-malignant brain tissue.
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