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Measles vaccination and antibody response in autism spectrum disorders

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  • GB, ES, TC and DB obtained funding. DB, MA, BT and LJ were responsible for the laboratory tests. TL, SC and DM collected data and samples. PS was responsible for gastrointestinal assessment. AP had overall responsibility for the statistical analysis. All authors contributed to the paper.

  • Funding: The study was funded by the Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust, the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Remedi. The sponsors of the study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation or writing of the report. The corresponding author had full access to all the data in the study and final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.

  • Competing interests: MA and DB have given unpaid advice to lawyers in MMR and MR litigation. GB has acted as an occasional expert witness for the diagnosis of autism. AP receives royalties from SCQ and ADOS-G instruments. PBS has acted as an expert witness in the matter of MMR/MR vaccine litigation. All other authors have no conflicts of interest.

  • Ethics approval: South Thames MREC 00/1/50; Kent & Medway LREC WK153/8/02.

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Footnotes

  • GB, ES, TC and DB obtained funding. DB, MA, BT and LJ were responsible for the laboratory tests. TL, SC and DM collected data and samples. PS was responsible for gastrointestinal assessment. AP had overall responsibility for the statistical analysis. All authors contributed to the paper.

  • Funding: The study was funded by the Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust, the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Remedi. The sponsors of the study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation or writing of the report. The corresponding author had full access to all the data in the study and final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.

  • Competing interests: MA and DB have given unpaid advice to lawyers in MMR and MR litigation. GB has acted as an occasional expert witness for the diagnosis of autism. AP receives royalties from SCQ and ADOS-G instruments. PBS has acted as an expert witness in the matter of MMR/MR vaccine litigation. All other authors have no conflicts of interest.

  • Ethics approval: South Thames MREC 00/1/50; Kent & Medway LREC WK153/8/02.

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