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Klin Padiatr. 1976 Mar;188(2):172-80.

[Autistic syndrome (Kanner) and vaccination against smallpox (author's transl)].

[Article in German]


3-4 weeks following an otherwise uncomplicated first vaccination against smallpox a boy, then aged 15 months and last seen at the age of 5 1/2 years, gradually developed a complete Kanner syndrome. The question whether vaccination and early infantile autism might be connected is being discussed. A causal relationship is considered extremely unlikely. But vaccination is recognized as having a starter function for the onset of autism.

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