Journal article

Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus recombinant vaccine associated lipoatrophy

Samar Ojaimi, Jim P Buttery, Tony M Korman

Vaccine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Involutional lipoatrophy, a loss of subcutaneous fat, may be idiopathic, associated with inflammatory skin conditions, or trauma, and has also been reported following injections of medications including insulin, corticosteroids and penicillin. There have also been reports in association with Diptheria Pertussis Tetanus (DPT) vaccine. We report on two cases of lipoatrophy associated with the new Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) recombinant vaccine (Gardasil).