Measles vaccination and antibody response in autism spectrum disorders.

  title={Measles vaccination and antibody response in autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Gillian Baird and Andrew Pickles and Emily Simonoff and Tony Charman and Peter M. Sullivan and Sonja W Chandler and Tom Loucas and David Roy Meldrum and Maryam Afzal and Burke Thomas and Lihua Jin and David Benjamin Brown},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={93 10},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that measles vaccination was involved in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as evidenced by signs of a persistent measles infection or abnormally persistent immune response shown by circulating measles virus or raised antibody titres in children with ASD who had been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) compared with controls. DESIGN Case-control study, community based. METHODS A community sample of vaccinated children aged 10… CONTINUE READING
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