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<< Vaccine-Preventable Diseases In Pediatric Patients: A Review Of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, And Varicella

Controversies And Cutting Edge

Medical literature, the Institute of Medicine (a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization), and national organizations such as the CDC have rejected any causation between autism and the MMR vaccine.50,66-69 The controversy began from a disputed paper published in 1998 that was based on a small case series linking the MMR vaccine to autism. The paper was retracted due to inconsistencies in the data and conflicts of interest of the primary author, and the medical license of the primary author was revoked. Subsequently, no study has duplicated these findings. 

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