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VAERS ID: 151098 (history)  
Form: Version 1.0  
Age: 7.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Unknown  
Vaccinated:2000-03-05
Onset:2000-03-13
   Days after vaccination:8
Submitted: 2000-04-19
   Days after onset:36
Entered: 2000-04-26
   Days after submission:7
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
RAB: RABIES (RABAVERT) / NOVARTIS VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS - / 4 - / IM

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: Other
Symptoms: Convulsion, Hypoxia, Infection, Muscular weakness, Paralysis
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Asthma/bronchospasm (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (broad), Systemic lupus erythematosus (broad), Convulsions (narrow), Acute central respiratory depression (broad), Pulmonary hypertension (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (broad), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Conditions associated with central nervous system haemorrhages and cerebrovascular accidents (broad), Generalised convulsive seizures following immunisation (narrow), Respiratory failure (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad), Infective pneumonia (broad)

Life Threatening? Yes
Birth Defect? No
Died? Yes
   Date died: 2000-03-25
   Days after onset: 12
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: NONE
Current Illness: UNK
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: autopsy pending; viral antigens were neg, serum antibodies were satisfactory
CDC Split Type: MA20000120

Write-up: Pt was bitten by a stray dog. She received the rabies series of shots. Eight days after 4th dose pt was admitted to the hospital with a history of weakness of the right leg which progressed to left leg in 2 days, with episodes of seizures, weakness of upper limb, and respiratory paralysis. Pt had ascending paralysis and was put on a ventilator. Pt became comatose and died on March 25, 2000. It was determined that the rabies series was given incorrectly so the causality was attributed to rabies infection and not to the actual rabies vax.


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