MMR and autism: Further evidence against a causal association

C. Paddy Farrington*, Elizbeth Miller, Brent Taylor

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The hypothesis that MMR vaccines cause autism was first raised by reports of cases in which developmental regression occurred soon after MMR vaccination. A previous study found no evidence to support this hypothesis. It has recently been suggested that MMR vaccine might cause autism, but that the induction interval need not be short. The data from the earlier study were reanalysed to test this second hypothesis. Our results do not support this hypothesis, and provide further evidence against a causal association between MMR vaccination and autism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3632-3635
Number of pages4
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2001


  • Adverse events
  • Autism
  • MMR


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