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From Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, USA:

There has been some growing concern that childhood shots may cause the body's immune system to kick into overdrive and not only prevent the sickness that they are meant to stop but also cause the immune system to attack other systems in the body such as the insulin producing cells. Have there been any studies that have compared the number of children that get type 1 diabetes to the giving of the childhood shots?


This theme has been rather vigorously proposed by one small group of investigators in the U.S. Several official groups have examined the data carefully and have come to the conclusion that routine childhood immunisations do not enhance the risk of developing type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes. See a previous question about this.


[Editor's comment: Also, see Immunizations and Type 1 Diabetes WWQ]

Original posting 3 Oct 2002
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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