As I have been researching the Gardasil vaccine, I see that it can sometimes cause development of ITP in some people. For me personally, I received the vaccine shortly before I started showing symptoms of ITP, but autoimmune disorders run in my family, (my mom has Hashimoto's), so I am not completely sure if the vaccine had a role in my development of ITP, or if it had nothing to do with it and my body developed ITP on it's own. If you or someone you know has had experience with the Gardasil vaccine correlating with the development of ITP, please let me know.
I hope someone with experience is able to chime in here because I’ve thought a lot about it as I have a 9 year old daughter who I’d like to vaccinate but I’m terrified it would lead to her getting ITP like me
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I've just checked the British National Formulary and European Medicines Agency, neither offer any statistics regarding ITP post Gardasil both state incidence 'not known' very unhelpful I'm afraid.
However I did come across this which looks at HPV vaccine so it may be of use. It has a free downloadable pdf version pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/2/248
There is an article about it, I believe, somewhere on this website. Try looking up "Gardasil" in the keyword box. I have mostly been looking up articles and threads related to Gardasil and ITP, and while there is no definite yes or no to the situation, there does seem to be a trend where perfectly healthy children receive the vaccine and start showing signs of ITP shortly after. I just came here to see if anyone had first hand experience.
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