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Vaccination Not Associated With Increased Risk of MS

Hapfelmeier A et al. Neurology. 2019 Jul 30. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008012.


 

Key clinical point : Data do not support an association between vaccination and increased risk of MS.

Major finding : The odds of MS were lower in participants who received vaccination, compared with participants without autoimmune disease (odds ratio, 0.870).

Study details : A systematic retrospective analysis of claims data for 12,262 patients with MS and 210,773 controls.

Disclosures: A grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Competence Network MS supported the study. The authors had no relevant conflicts.

Citation: Hapfelmeier A et al. Neurology. 2019 Jul 30. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008012 .

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