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Write-up: Patient died two days after receiving vaccines. Infant had multiple problems including failure to thrive, and developmental delays. Was admitted with complete heart block. 8/28/07 Spoke w/the reporter on this case who will provide medical records from clinic & hospital as well as a copy of the Death Certificate. No autopsy was done. Reporter stated this child had multiple medical problems & was being followed by several clinic specialists including geneticist. Sibling of this child also had multiple problems & expired at unknown time. 9/7/07 Reviewed medical records & Death Certifiate from reporter. COD stated as complete heart block w/microcephaly & failure to thrive as contributing factors. Vax record confirms dose & Lot # of all vax as reported. Had microcephaly, hypertonia & contractures of UEs noted on d/c from birth hospital. Referred by birth hospital to Easter Seals for developmental therapy eval 7/07. Medical records show that on day of vax had cough & sneeze along w/very slow feeding & poor growth noted. Referred for feeding eval. PCP records indicate patient on home monitor. Neuro, Genetic & Cardio consults. Very slowly gained weight & remained significantly underweight. Genetics eval done 7/07. Developmental delay. Cardiac consult on day of death reveals patient admitted 8/24 for diarrhea & poor feeding then developed slow heart rate & complete heart block. FINAL DX: complete heart block, microcephaly & failure to thrive.
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