Lyme Autism Link
Autistic children can often (but no always) be infected by bacteria Borelia Burgdorferi belonging to Spirochete family as well as other bacteria i.e. Babesia , Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia or Ehrlichia . These bacteria are very persistent and often resistant to or inaccessible by antibiotic treatments.
Bugs in biofilms are not visible to current diagnostic tools. They still give you the buzzing, the numbness, and other symptoms though because they are still producing their biotoxins even while deeply concealed in protective biofilms.”
– quote of Dr. Klinghardt, MD, PhD
We have seen some of these bacteria in the blood samples of some autistic children, viewed during the Live Blood Analysis session.
It is a widely accepted fact that Spirochete Borelia Burgdorferi, Babesia, and Bartonella from ticks cause Lyme Disease.
It has been proven that infected mother can transmit them to her fetus which may result in autism.
Mycoplasma also comes from ticks but has also been found to contaminate many vaccines and is transmitted more easily than Lyme.
The latest medical hypothesis postulates that Borelia Burgdorferi, in many cases, may be a culprit in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, MS, ALS, brain fog, dilated cardiomyopathy, anxiety and a wide spectrum of physical and psychiatric dysfunctions including Autism. (reference link)
Borrelia Burgdorferi (DFM) Dark Field Microscopy Live Blood Analysis (view)
Most children with Lyme Induced Autism cannot begin to heal until this infection is under control. Parents want their children healed of autism.” Tami Duncan, Co-founder of The Lyme Induced Autism Foundation
Townsend Letter: Numbers indicate that 20-30% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be infected with Lyme Borreliosis, and pathogenic Mycoplasma may be a contributor in 58% of cases.
An article in Medical Hypotheses, “The Association Between Tick-Borne Infections, Lyme Borreliosis and Autism Spectrum Disorders” by Robert Bransfield, MD, collaborating with top doctors in both fields on this paper such as Jeff Wulfman, MD, William T. Harvey, MD, and Anju Usman, MD, explores these connections.
Dr. Warren Levin of Vienna, VA stated on the Autismone radio show that of the 10 children with autism he tested for Lyme disease, 100% of them also came back positive for Lyme disease. But more proof is needed to convince parents and the medical community to take action. Columbia University researcher Brian A. Fallon is now in the process of conducting an epidemiological study which compares rates of Lyme disease to rates of autism.
Dr. Charles Ray Jones
Dr. Warren Levin at the 2008 LIA Foundation Conference
Med Hypotheses. 2007 Nov 1 [Epub ahead of print]
The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders.
Bransfield RC, Wulfman JS, Harvey WT, Usman AI.
Department of Psychiatry, Riverview Medical Center, 225 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ, United States.
Quote: “Support for this hypothesis includes multiple cases of mothers with Lyme disease and children with autism spectrum disorders; fetal neurological abnormalities associated with tick-borne diseases; similarities between tick-borne diseases and autism spectrum disorder regarding symptoms, pathophysiology, immune reactivity, temporal lobe pathology, and brain imaging data; positive reactivity in several studies with autistic spectrum disorder patients for Borrelia burgdorferi (22%, 26% and 20-30%) and58% for mycoplasma.”
PMID: 17980971 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]