Her spinal tap results for mycoplasma pneumoniae "suggest recent infection..." with a 1.6 where a normal range is <=.90. The neurologist also said she tested positive for EBV but the actual report from the Mayo Clinic is very confusing. This is how it reads:
EBV EA-D IgG NEG [NEG]
EBV EA-D IgM EQUIV [NEG]
EBV EBNA-1 IgG POS A [NEG]
SEROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF EBV INFECTION
AE-D EA-D VCA VCA EBNA EBNA
IGM IGG IGM IGG IGG
SERONEG NEG NEG NEG NEG NEG NEG
CURRENT POS POS POS POS POS NEG
TRANSIT NEG POS P/N POS P/N P/N
PAST INF NEG NEG NEG POS NEG POS
REACTIVA NEG POS NEG POS NEG POS
EBV EBNA-1 IgM POS A [NEG]
EBV VCA IgG POS A [NEG]
EBV VCA IgM NEG [NEG]
I'm sorry this is so long and detailed but I am hoping maybe someone with some knowledge can help me make sense of this. She had some blood work in January (before the onset of symptoms in May -after her second HPV shot) and the Heterophile, Mono Screen was Negative. Isn't this the same? The neurologist said these lab results are not as thorough as the Mayo Clinic, which makes sense. It just seems odd to me that she was never really sick with mono and now suddenly they want to say this is what caused her MS?
Also, they originally thought she had ADEM. This was all so sudden. About two weeks after her second shot of HPV she started complaining of double vision and progressively worsened to the point where she could barely walk.
If you go to medalerts.org and search the VAERS database for HPV4 (gardasil) and ADEM (in the symtom tab) there are six other reports, if you search HPV4 and multiple sclerosis there are also six reports very similar to my daughter, who is going to now be diagnosed with MS.
There is one story that has made it to the news about a girl in Jacksonville with very similar reaction:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/news ... ryid=95517