Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Data Supporting the Link Between Autism and Lyme Disease

New Data Supporting the Link Between Autism and Lyme Illness

Corona, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2007

News reports indicate a staggering number of Lyme illness cases going unreported. With autism rates rising each and every year, doctors are examining this new connection.

With new CDC numbers showing 1 of the largest populations of Lyme illness sufferers being boys from the age of 5-14, this rings of déjà vu to parents of kids with autism. Young boys are the largest category of victims of autism as well as Lyme illness, which is caused by a bacteria known as Borrelia Burgdorferi. Interestingly, the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease when affecting the central nervous program are literally the identical symptoms as autism spectrum disorder.

The LIA Foundation will hold its initial conference this week in Irvine, CA, in which new data will be released supporting this connection. "It's time that parents and doctors commence searching outside the box as to why these children are so sick," comments co-founder of the LIA Foundation, Tami Duncan. "At this conference, we have presenters who will show that this connection is real."

"The growing incidence of autism spectrum disorder (560,000 in the US) is a significant threat to our kids and in most circumstances the trigger is still unknown. Some clinicians and parents have noted chronic infections, including tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease and the immune reactions to these infections are often associated with autistic symptoms and autistic spectrum disorder. This meeting will review the data concerning this observation and possible explanations of this association with a goal to support reduce any preventable circumstances of autism spectrum disorder," states Robert Bransfield, M.D. of Red Bank, NJ.

Doctors are beginning to support this link. Joseph Burrascano, M.D., the Vice President of ILADS (International Lyme and Connected Illness Society) states his position on Lyme illness and Autism. "It is my contention that Autism is an inflammatory encephalitis trigger by a pathogen such as Bartonella or Mycoplasma. I share the view that Bartonella is a main infection that might eclipse Borrelia Burgdorferi as the ultimate trigger of the morbidity in chronic Lyme disease. Mycoplasma too is a key concern of mine- in reviewing my 7000+ instances, those patients who had been relentlessly chronic, all at one point or an additional in their illness, had been positive for Mycoplasma."

In reality, 1 speaker at the conference, Professor Garth Nicholson of the Institute for Molecular Medicine has found that 58% of children with Autism spectrum disorder are also harboring numerous-infections, particularly Mycoplasma. "Given that these chronic infections like Borrelia, Mycoplasma and Bartonella are known to suppress the immune program, it is not a stretch to assume that when the child was injected with obscene amounts of mercury, that his fate of having an autism diagnosis, would turn into reality," Duncan states.

Proof is on the way, with information to be released at the Lyme-Autism Connection Conference this weekend and studies in progress, parents and doctors can be positive to hear a lot more about this in the coming months.

Conference data is available on-line at http://www.liafoundation.org . It is going to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA, June 22 - 24th. Registration is offered at the door.

About Autism

Autism is a disorder that presently affects 1 out of 150 children. Boys are the majority of those affected. The numbers of autism cases spiked in the mid-late 90's and continues to remain high. The exact trigger of autism is still unknown, even so, numerous theories exist. Most young children do boost with some sort of bio-medical intervention.

About Lyme illness

Lyme disease is normally caused by a tick bite in which the tick transmits a bacteria known as Borrelia Burgdorferi. Symptoms of Lyme illness consist of, achy joints, confusion, slurring words or word retrieval difficulties, brain fog, sensitivity to light and sound. Lyme disease in its late stage can be fatal, causing MS like symptoms and debilitating its victims. Treatment for Lyme disease consists of antibiotic therapy.

About the LIA Foundation

The foundation was started in September 2006 by parents of young children with autism and Lyme illness. Kathy Blanco of Beaverton, OR and Tami Duncan of Corona, CA are the founders. The foundations' goals are to educate families and physicians on the link between Lyme and autism, bring physicians together to form a consensus for testing and treatment options and to supply funding for research studies related to autism and/or Lyme disease.

Contact info:

Tami Duncan

LIA Foundation

1771 Honors Lane

Corona, CA 92883

(951) 817-1173


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