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In a newly-released judgment from England's Court of Protection, a prominent anti-vaccine campaigner is ruled to have concocted her account. Brian Deer (left) reports

Summary of MMR investigation | Secrets of the scare

A British "mother warrior", who claimed that the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is responsible for autism, fabricated accounts of injury to her son and persistently lied about his health, a London court has ruled.

The mother, "E", who cannot be named so as to protect her son's identity, concocted a story about how he reacted to an MMR shot in January 1991.  She said that he became distressed with fever and then lost speech, eye contact and play immediately following his three-in-one at the age of 18 months....

Mr Justice Baker said that "E" undoubtedly loved her son and was devoted to his care, but found that hers was a case of "factitious disorder imposed on others" – formerly known as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy – and that care workers believed that, if challenged, she may be a risk to "M", now aged 24.

The judge said that he hoped a way could be found by which she and her husband "A" would collaborate with social workers over their son's care.  "It will not be achieved, however, unless E and A – in particular, E – can demonstrate a fundamental change of attitude.  If this does not happen, this court will have to take permanent steps to restrict their involvement in his life."
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