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HPV vaccination not linked to multiple sclerosis

Sanjay Tanday

The Lancet Oncology, Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2015, Pages e57

HPV vaccination is not associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or other demyelinating diseases, a study of almost 4 million people has confirmed. The media has previously reported on suspected cases of MS occurring after HPV vaccination, and there has also been an increase in the number of case reports describing symptoms of MS in vaccine recipients. For this latest study, researchers used nationwide registers to examine data on HPV vaccination and on incident diagnoses of MS and other demyelinating diseases in Danish and Swedish girls and women aged between 10 and 44 years, from 2006 to 2013.

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About the Editors

  • Prof Timothy Vartanian

    Timothy Vartanian, Professor at the Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell...
  • Dr Claire S. Riley

    Claire S. Riley, MD is an assistant attending neurologist and assistant professor of neurology in the Neurological Institute, Columbia University,...
  • Dr Rebecca Farber

    Rebecca Farber, MD is an attending neurologist and assistant professor of neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, in New...

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