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Arch Dis Child. 2001 March; 84(3): 227–229.
PMCID: PMC1718684

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and MMR vaccine

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.


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