A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism.

  title={A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism.},
  author={Kreesten Meldgaard Madsen and A Hviid and Mogens Vestergaard and Diana Elizabeth Schendel and Jan Wohlfahrt and Poul Thorsen and J\orn Olsen and Mads Melbye},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={347 19},
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is a cause of autism. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all children born in Denmark from January 1991 through December 1998. The cohort was selected on the basis of data from the Danish Civil Registration System, which assigns a unique identification number to every live-born infant and new resident in Denmark. MMR-vaccination status was obtained from the Danish National Board of… CONTINUE READING
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