Is measles vaccination a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease?

@article{Thompson1995IsMV,
  title={Is measles vaccination a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease?},
  author={N. Thompson and R. Pounder and A. Wakefield and S. Montgomery},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={345},
  pages={1071-1074}
}
Measles virus may persist in intestinal tissue, particularly that affected by Crohn's disease, and early exposure to measles may be a risk factor for the development of Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis occur in the same families and may share a common aetiology. In view of the rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), we examined the impact of measles vaccination upon these conditions. Prevalences of Crohn's disease… Expand
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