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Doctor insights on: Is There A Connection Between Congenital Anosmia And Autism

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Are there any types of support animals available for sufferers of congenital anosmia?

Are there any types of support animals available for sufferers of congenital anosmia?

Yes: Here are the websites for 2 support groups for anosmia in general. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/anosmia/ http://www.Anosmiafoundation.Com/intro.Shtml. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...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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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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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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Does yeast in the stool have any connection to autism?

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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Are there any possible connections between bacteria and autism?

Are there any possible connections between bacteria and autism?

Yes, many possible: There's no consensus & more research is needed but there's intriguing evidence of a connection between Lyme disease & autism; many women with undiagnosed Lyme may transmit it in utero & their babies may develop autism.Antibiotic treatment has caused dramatic improvement in some autistic children.See http://bit.ly/1lkjGFR There's also evidence intestinal bacteria play a role: http://bit.ly/1kUnUIW ...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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Lack Of Sense Of Smell (Definition)

Lack of sense of smell is a clinical finding in which a person lacks the ability to detect odors and likely also has impaired ability to taste. This can occur due to nerve injury, sinus or nasal ...Read more