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Can the meningitis vaccine contribute to autism of my child

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
8 doctors agree

In brief: Causality not there

The study cited prior (j of inorganic biochemistry) uses a a logic algorithm (hill's criteria) to show a strong association- however, this is not causation.
Hill's criteria doesn't even begin to take into consideration, the complex interplay between genetics and environmental factors that contribute to the diversity seen in autistic children. To conclude so, is dangerous to children we care for.

In brief: Causality not there

The study cited prior (j of inorganic biochemistry) uses a a logic algorithm (hill's criteria) to show a strong association- however, this is not causation.
Hill's criteria doesn't even begin to take into consideration, the complex interplay between genetics and environmental factors that contribute to the diversity seen in autistic children. To conclude so, is dangerous to children we care for.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Repeated studies from multiple angles have failed to show any support for the idea that vaccinations (or substances in the vaccines) are a causal agent in autism. While it is impossible to prove is that vaccinations *never* cause brain problems., possibly even disorders that look like autism, it is abundantly clear that they are not the ssource of the problem in the vast majority of the time.
Dr. John Leander Po
Hear, hear!!
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Autism is a developmental condition which is currently diagnosed in about 1 in 150 children.
Recent imagining studies show that the brains of children who later develop autism demonstrate changes in the first few months of life. The current thought is that it has a very strong genetic component.

In brief: No

Autism is a developmental condition which is currently diagnosed in about 1 in 150 children.
Recent imagining studies show that the brains of children who later develop autism demonstrate changes in the first few months of life. The current thought is that it has a very strong genetic component.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Entirely inaccurate

Someone earlier referenced the article from j toxicol environ health a.
2011 jan;74(14):903-16. It doesn't show causality between vaccines and autism. The authors even state, "although individuals probably have a genetic predisposition to develop autism, researchers suspect that one or more environmental triggers are also needed." the article associates vaccination rates with autism only.

In brief: Entirely inaccurate

Someone earlier referenced the article from j toxicol environ health a.
2011 jan;74(14):903-16. It doesn't show causality between vaccines and autism. The authors even state, "although individuals probably have a genetic predisposition to develop autism, researchers suspect that one or more environmental triggers are also needed." the article associates vaccination rates with autism only.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no data, zero, nada , that any vaccine causes autism.
And much scientific proof that they do not!

In brief: No

There is no data, zero, nada , that any vaccine causes autism.
And much scientific proof that they do not!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Scott Katz
Over 1000 studies and research papers show no link. Only 1 falsified study started this controversy.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No vaccine has been shown to cause autism.
This has been studied exhaustively over the past decade. People became worried about vaccinating their children for whooping cough because of this mistaken idea, & now the us has more whooping cough cases since the 1950's! the hib vaccine has saved thousands of lives, almost eradicated haemophilus infections, is very safe, & very effective.

In brief: No

No vaccine has been shown to cause autism.
This has been studied exhaustively over the past decade. People became worried about vaccinating their children for whooping cough because of this mistaken idea, & now the us has more whooping cough cases since the 1950's! the hib vaccine has saved thousands of lives, almost eradicated haemophilus infections, is very safe, & very effective.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No relationship

The currently used vaccines for children in the United States are not related to autism.
They do not cause autism, make autism better, nor make it worse. However, the 3 meningitis vaccines can contribute good to the health of an autistic child. The reason is that such a child already has one brain problem, so parents and doctors do not want such a child to suffer a brain infection like meningitis.

In brief: No relationship

The currently used vaccines for children in the United States are not related to autism.
They do not cause autism, make autism better, nor make it worse. However, the 3 meningitis vaccines can contribute good to the health of an autistic child. The reason is that such a child already has one brain problem, so parents and doctors do not want such a child to suffer a brain infection like meningitis.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Maybe

New studies in journal of inorganic biochemistry, 2011 & j toxicol environ health a.
2011 did find a relationship between vaccines & autism.

In brief: Maybe

New studies in journal of inorganic biochemistry, 2011 & j toxicol environ health a.
2011 did find a relationship between vaccines & autism.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. James Ferguson
Garbage by any name still stinks.
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