Appendix F
Acronyms


ADD –

attention deficit disorder

ADHD –

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADI –

Autism Diagnostic Interview

ADOS-G –

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-G

APA –

American Psychiatric Association

ASD –

autistic spectrum disorder

ATSDR –

Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry


BSS –

Biologic Surveillance Summaries


CDC –

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDD –

childhood disintegrative disorder

CI –

confidence interval

CISA –

Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment

CMI –

cell-mediated immunity

CNS –

central nervous system

ConA –

concanavalin A

COPUS –

Committee on the Public Understanding of Science


DNA –

deoxyribonucleic acid

DOE –

U.S. Department of Education

DSM-IV –

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—Fourth Edition

DT –

diphtheria-tetanus vaccine



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Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism Appendix F Acronyms ADD – attention deficit disorder ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADI – Autism Diagnostic Interview ADOS-G – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-G APA – American Psychiatric Association ASD – autistic spectrum disorder ATSDR – Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry BSS – Biologic Surveillance Summaries CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDD – childhood disintegrative disorder CI – confidence interval CISA – Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment CMI – cell-mediated immunity CNS – central nervous system ConA – concanavalin A COPUS – Committee on the Public Understanding of Science DNA – deoxyribonucleic acid DOE – U.S. Department of Education DSM-IV – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—Fourth Edition DT – diphtheria-tetanus vaccine

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Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism DTaP – diphtheria-tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine DTaPHib – diphtheria-tetanus and acellular pertussis-Haemophilus influenzae B vaccine DTP – diphtheria-tetanus and pertussis vaccine DTwP – diphtheria-tetanus and whole-cell pertussis vaccine DTwPHIB – diphtheria-tetanus and whole-cell pertussis-H. influenzae B vaccine ED – U.S. Department of Education EPA – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EtHg – ethyl mercury FDA – U.S. Food and Drug Administration GABHS – group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal GI – gastrointestinal GPRD – General Practice Research Database HBV – hepatitis B virus Hg – mercury Hib – H. influenzae type b vaccine HMO – health maintenance organization HVR-3 – third hypervariable region IAVG – Interagency Vaccine Group IBD – inflammatory bowel disease ICD-10 – International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IGF-1 – insulin-like growth factor 1 IOM – Institute of Medicine IPV – inactivated polio vaccine IQ – intelligence quotient score LBW – low birth weight LEAD – Leadership Education and Advocacy Development LLDB – large-linked database LPS – lipopolysaccharide MADDSP – Metropolitan Atlanta Disabilities Surveillance Program MBP – myelin basic protein MECP2 – methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 MFS – Maudsley Family Study MHC – Maudsley Hospital Clinic; major histocompatibility complex

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Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism MMR – measles-mumps-rubella MRI – magnetic resonance imaging mRNA – messenger RNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) MS – methionine synthase; multiple sclerosis MT – metallothionein NBCC – National Breast Cancer Coalition NBH – National Board of Health NDD – neurodevelopmental delay NIH – National Institutes of Health OD – odds ratio OPV – oral polio vaccine PANDAS – pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection PDD – pervasive developmental disorder PDD-NOS – pervasive developmental disorder—not otherwise specified PHA – phytohemagluttinin PHS – U.S. Public Health Service RICHS – Regional Interactive Child Health Computing System RR – risk ratio SISA – Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis SSPE – subacute sclerosing panencephalitis TCV – thimerosal-containing vaccine TFV – thimerosal-free vaccines UK – United Kingdom USPHS – United States Public Health Service VAERS – Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VICP – Vaccine Injury Compensation Program VSD – Vaccine Safety Datalink WHO – World Health Organization wP – whole-cell pertussis

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