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Pancreatitis following human papillomavirus vaccination

Amitabha Das, David Chang, Andrew V Biankin and Neil D Merrett
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): 178.

To the Editor: A 26-year-old woman presented with 24 hours of severe constant epigastric pain and vomiting. She had no history of similar pains, alcohol consumption or gallstones. Four days before presentation she had received her first dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Two days after vaccination she developed a fever and self-limiting rash of 3 days’ duration.

  • Amitabha Das1
  • David Chang2
  • Andrew V Biankin2
  • Neil D Merrett3

  • 1 Bankstown Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Gastrointestinal Services, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: amitabhad@yahoo.com

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