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Arch Dis Child. 2001 Mar;84(3):227-9.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and MMR vaccine.

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Immunisation Division, Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Colindale, London NW9 5EQ, UK. e.miller@phls.co.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
11207170
PMCID:
PMC1718684
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