Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus recombinant vaccine associated lipoatrophy
Samar Ojaimi, Jim P Buttery, Tony M Korman
Vaccine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009
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).
SAEFVIC is supported by funding from the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia. Dr. N. Wood, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, Sydney, Australia. Ms. Jane Leong, CSL Biotherapies, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.