Abstract Title:

Reports of sensorineural deafness after measles, mumps, and rubella immunisation.

Abstract Source:

Arch Dis Child. 1993 Jul ;69(1):153-4. PMID: 8024302

Abstract Author(s):

B J Stewart, P U Prabhu

Article Affiliation:

B J Stewart


There have been nine reports of sensorineural hearing loss after measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunisation. In three cases the deafness was unrelated to MMR immunisation. In six cases the cause was unknown and MMR remained a possible aetiology. Any risk associated with attenuated viruses must be weighed against the risks of the natural diseases.

Study Type : Review

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