Retraction of an interpretation

  title={Retraction of an interpretation},
  author={Simon H. Murch and Andrew Anthony and David H. Casson and Mohsin K Malik and Mark Berelowitz and Amar P. Dhillon and Mike A. Thomson and Alan R. Valentine and Susan E. Davies and John A. Walker-Smith},
  journal={The Lancet},
Herd Immunity or Heard Not of Immunity
It was only after a decade of much larger studies which failed to replicate their findings that it became evident that there was no association between Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism.
Editors should not be propagandists
A group of social and public health scientists examine the response to the flawed paper on non-specific colitis and pervasive developmental disorder in children and conclude that several journals “missed opportunities to accurately inform practitioners about the evidence” and seemingly preferred to “stand back and wait for consensus to develop”.
Autistic spectrum disorder: No causal relationship with vaccines.
The present article reviews recent controversies surrounding immunizations and ASD, and concludes that there are no data to support any association between immunization and ASD.
Autism’s false prophets: Bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
The reader is quickly absorbed by the story of the perceived relationship between vaccines and autism, but also outraged by the egregious nature of individuals such as Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 allegedly falsified lab data to implicate the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in autism.
Exploring the evidence surrounding the debate on MMR and autism.
The evidence for a link between MMR and autism is looked at, finding that while a plausible hypothesis has been constructed, there is not substantive evidence for such a link and that the quality of this evidence is, in many cases, poor.
The Controversy That Will Not Go Away: Vaccines and Autism
In order to reestablish the public’s trust in vaccination, it is imperative that rigorously researched scientific information on the issue of vaccines and autism is accurately collected and appropriately disseminated.
Immunizations and Autism: A Review of the Literature
  • A. Doja, W. Roberts
  • Medicine
    Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
  • 2006
A literature review found very few studies supporting this theory, with the overwhelming majority showing no causal association between the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine and autism.
RT-qPCR and molecular diagnostics : no evidence for measles virus in the GI tract of autistic children
  • Medicine
  • 2008
The reported detection of measles virus in the intestinal tissue of autistic children has been at the centre of contentions of an association between measles virus and autism.
Vaccines and the changing epidemiology of autism.
  • B. Taylor
  • Medicine
    Child: care, health and development
  • 2006
There is no scientific evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or the mercury preservative used in some vaccines plays any part in the aetiology or triggering of autism, even in a subgroup of children with the condition.


Autistic disorder and gastrointestinal disease
High prevalence of histologic abnormalities in the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, and dysfunction of liver conjugation capacity and intestinal permeability were reported.
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The clinical findings suggested congestive heart failure and malignant disease of the left breast in an 83-year-old woman admitted in August, 2002, who had had left breast oedema and dyspnoea on exertion for 4 weeks.
MMR and autism: the debate continues