Association between thimerosal-containing vaccine and autism.

  title={Association between thimerosal-containing vaccine and autism.},
  author={Sallie Bernard},
  volume={291 2},
  pages={180; author reply 180-1}
CONTEXT Mercuric compounds are nephrotoxic and neurotoxic at high doses. Thimerosal, a preservative used widely in vaccine formulations, contains ethylmercury. Thus it has been suggested that childhood vaccination with thimerosal-containing vaccine could be causally related to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. OBJECTIVE To determine whether vaccination with a thimerosal-containing vaccine is associated with development of autism. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Population-based… CONTINUE READING
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