Chronic Infections - Viral, Yeast and Bacterial

As mentioned in the section, “What Causes Autism?” this condition is multifactorial and with an underlying genetic susceptibility, children affected by ASD may be challenged to clear infections they encounter.

These infections can be acquired from the environment and potentially from live vaccinations. The immune system will do its best to address the foreign offenders, but with genetic weaknesses, nutritional deficiencies and high levels of toxins may struggle to mount the correct response.

We frequently identify and treat the following to help relieve the burden on the immune systems:

  • Chronic Viral Infections (Examples: Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus, etc.)

  • Chronic Fungal Infections (Examples: GI Candida)

  • Chronic Bacterial Infections (Examples: Lyme Infections, Mycoplasma)

These infections can be successfully treated with a comprehensive program of diet, herbal regimens, and probiotics. Pharmaceutical medications are used if needed.

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Evidence for Mycoplasma ssp., Chlamydia pneunomiae, and human herpes virus-6 coinfections in the blood of patients with autistic spectrum disorders

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Evaluation of antibodies to cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in patients with autism spectrum disorder

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New evidences on the altered gut microbiota in autism spectrum disorders

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Prevalence of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection Assessed Through Viral Genome Detection in Dried Blood Spots in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The association between Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and speech and language impairment: A nationwide population-based study in Taiwan

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The Psychoimmunology of Lyme/Tick-Borne Diseases and its Association with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

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Evaluation of antibodies to cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in patients with autism spectrum disorder
Valayi S, Eftekharian MM, Taheri M, Alikhani MY.
Hum Antibodies. 2017;26(3):165-169. doi: 10.3233/HAB-180335.
PMID: 29689713

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Prevalence and titre of antibodies to cytomegalovirus and epstein-barr virus in patients with autismspectrum disorder.
Gentile I, Zappulo E, Bonavolta R, Maresca R, Messana T, Buonomo AR, Portella G, Sorrentino R, Settimi A, Pascotto A, Borgia G, Bravaccio C.
In Vivo. 2014 Jul-Aug;28(4):621-6.
PMID: 24982232

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Retrospective diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in children with autism spectrum disorder but no other major neurologic deficit.
Sakamoto A, Moriuchi H, Matsuzaki J, Motoyama K, Moriuchi M.
Brain Dev. 2015 Feb;37(2):200-5. doi: 10.1016/j.braindev.2014.03.016. Epub 2014 Apr 24.
PMID: 24768169

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Association of autism with polyomavirus infection in postmortem brains.
Lintas C, Altieri L, Lombardi F, Sacco R, Persico AM.
Lintas C, Altieri L, Lombardi F, Sacco R, Persico AM.
Brain Dev. 2015 Feb;37(2):200-5. doi: 10.1016/j.braindev.2014.03.016. Epub 2014 Apr 24.
PMID: 20345322

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Potential viral pathogenic mechanism for new variant inflammatory bowel disease

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Epstein-Barr Virus Infection is Common in Inflamed Gastrointestinal Mucosa