ASIA is an acronym for Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants, which was originally defined by Yehuda Shoenfeld.
Anti-vax folks push it as a new way to scare people away from vaccines, especially the HPV vaccine.
Parents should keep in mind that ASIA has been described as “basically a made-up syndrome that isn’t generally accepted.”
Others have stated that “there is no evidence to suggest that ASIA syndrome is a viable explanation for unusual autoimmune diseases” and that “we do not believe that it is a valid diagnosis.”
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