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Are there any possible connections between bacteria and autism?

Are there any possible connections between bacteria and autism?

None yet: There's a serious brain disease presenting primarily as behavior that follows strep infections -- PANDAS is the acronym. It's real and was readily accepted when a convincing case was made by a few physicians. By contrast, every claim for things that "cause" autism haven't stood up to scrutiny, and I believe their proponents are seeing faces in the clouds. Care for Junior, don't demand any "Why". ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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I was given a rubella vax just after my son was born. I then nursed him for months. He since has been diagnosed with autism. Connection?

I was given a rubella vax just after my son was born. I then nursed him for months. He since has been diagnosed with autism. Connection?

No: There is no connection between vaccines and autism. There is misinformation from many people about this, including from some non-medical hollywood celebrities. The one researcher who claimed this initially later admitted he falsified the results. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to be born with autism without any familial genetic connection?

Is it possible for a child to be born with autism without any familial genetic connection?

Yes: See the website mindinstitute.Org. Epigenetic influences like certain viruses & toxins can change the function of fetal genes without changing gene structure. In some instances this causes the set-up for autism. One human study correlates with animal studies. Moms who had fever for a week or more with the flu/other virus had a 3x higher risk of having a child with autism. More studies are needed. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between which vaccine you take and autism?

Is there a connection between which vaccine you take and autism?

Zero = None: Dr wakefield is a british adult GI doc that took 8 autistic kids lawyers sent him, did various tests ; published a paper in 1998 proposing a link to the mmr.He was paid well ; stood to make millions on tests he patented.A trial in the us showed his research was faked ; no link of vaccines to autism. He lost his license.In the years since, the fake research is still cited by vaccine haters as valid. ...Read more

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Does yeast in the stool have any connection to autism?

Yeast: Yeast can commonly be found in the stool. It has not scientifically been shown to relate to autism. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between having shingles while pregnant & it causing autism in the baby?

No: There are no approved or documented studies, publications that prove any relationship between shingles during gestation and autism. The prevalence of autism is about 1-2/1000 people worldwide and the (cdc) report 20 per 1, 000 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism as of 2012 (up from 11 per 1000 in 2008). ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of a connection between having certain viral infections while pregnant, and so causing autism in the baby?

Has anyone ever heard of a connection between having certain viral infections while pregnant, and so causing autism in the baby?

Yes.: Exposure to the rubella virus during pregnancy definitely increases risk of autism (along with mamy other problems), and cytomegalovirus also may increase risk. This is quite different from the controversies about vaccines for viruses causing autism, which has repeatedly disproven. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by the inability to properly recognize ...Read more