Science Library Abstract
Published: 2000
SYNOPSIS

Japanese scientists find vaccine-strain of measles in the guts of children with autism.

TITLE

Detection and Sequencing of Measles Virus from Peripheral Mononuclear Cells from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autism

CITATION

Hisashi Kawashima, Takayuki Mori, Yasuyo Kashiwagi, Kouji Takekuma, Akinori Hoshika and Andrew Wakefield. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, , Vol. 45, No. 4 (April 2000), pp. 723–729.

SUMMARY

“Additionally, a new syndrome has been reported in children with autism who exhibited developmental regression and gastrointestinal symptoms (autistic enterocolitis), in some cases soon after MMR vaccine. The sequences obtained from the patients with ulcerative colitis and children with autism were consistent with being vaccine strains. The results were concordant with the exposure history of the patients. Persistence of measles virus was confirmed in PBMC in some patients with chronic intestinal inflammation.”

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