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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and MMR vaccine

Miller, E.; Waight, P; Farrington, C. P.; Andrews, N.; Stowe, J. and Taylor, B. (2001). Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and MMR vaccine. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 84(3) pp. 227–229.

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A causal association between measles mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) was confirmed using immunisation/hospital admission record linkage. The absolute risk within six weeks of immunisation was 1 in 22 300 doses, with two of every three cases occurring in the six week post-immunisation period being caused by MMR. Children with ITP before MMR had no vaccine associated recurrences.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 The Authors
ISSN: 1468-2044
Keywords: MMR; vaccine; idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 22680
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 10:40
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 15:47
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