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I was given a rubella vax just after my son was born. I then nursed him for months. He since has been diagnosed with autism. Connection?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no connection between vaccines and autism.
There is misinformation from many people about this, including from some non-medical hollywood celebrities. The one researcher who claimed this initially later admitted he falsified the results.

In brief: No
There is no connection between vaccines and autism.
There is misinformation from many people about this, including from some non-medical hollywood celebrities. The one researcher who claimed this initially later admitted he falsified the results.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
You are correct that rubella exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of autism, but that is a totally different stage of development, your son was not exposed to active rubella through your vaccination after his birth.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
The alleged connection between vaccinations and autism in the same individual has been thoroughly discredited.
Although antibodies are present in breast milk (on of its advantages over formula), that is a passive phenomenon, not something that would set off any type of reaction in your son's body. We don't know the cause(s) of autism, but this is not one of them.

In brief: No.
The alleged connection between vaccinations and autism in the same individual has been thoroughly discredited.
Although antibodies are present in breast milk (on of its advantages over formula), that is a passive phenomenon, not something that would set off any type of reaction in your son's body. We don't know the cause(s) of autism, but this is not one of them.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
You may want to have your son screened with newly available genetic screening tests.
Recent advances in understanding the genetic code have been very revealing. They have developed ways to look for misinformation spliced into the gene code with markers.The suspect the majority of autism sufferers have such abnormalities.When found, the represent changes present in egg or sperm before conception.

In brief: No
You may want to have your son screened with newly available genetic screening tests.
Recent advances in understanding the genetic code have been very revealing. They have developed ways to look for misinformation spliced into the gene code with markers.The suspect the majority of autism sufferers have such abnormalities.When found, the represent changes present in egg or sperm before conception.
Dr. James Ferguson
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