Immunizations and Autism: A Review of the Literature

@article{Doja2006ImmunizationsAA,
  title={Immunizations and Autism: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Asif Doja and Wendy Miller Roberts},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={341 - 346}
}
  • A. Doja, W. Roberts
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
ABSTRACT: Because of a temporal correlation between the first notable signs and symptoms of autism and the routine childhood vaccination schedule, many parents have become increasingly concerned regarding the possible etiologic role vaccines may play in the development of autism. In particular, some have suggested an association between the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine and autism. Our literature review found very few studies supporting this theory, with the overwhelming majority showing no… Expand
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