Researchers Believe Cervical Cancer Vaccine Could Be Linked to Cases of Lou Gehrig’s Disease
By Charlene Laino
WebMD Health New
Oct. 16, 2009 (Baltimore) — Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women.
Both the timing of the symptoms and autopsy results “suggest a link between” the Gardasil vaccine and the fatal cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, says Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, MD, director of the ALS Center at University of California San Francisco Medical Center.