Fox News has a report that Dr. Eric Hollander, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is conducting a study using TSO, "whipworms" for autism. Honestly, the report looks like we could have written it right here at Age of Autism. It's encouraging to see mainstream docs looking beyond psych medications as treatment. The article has a link to volunteer for the study.
“There’s some evidence with autism that some individuals may have had an activation of the maternal immune system – the inflammatory response is activated during pregnancy,” Hollander told FoxNews.com. “The TSO is a naturally-occurring drug delivering device that can dampen the inflammatory response and decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines, which is something that keeps the inflammatory process going. And, that’s associated with certain symptoms we see in the autism disorder.”
Hollander said his patient failed to respond to typical treatments like Risperdal or Abilify, which is marketed for severe disruptive behaviors. Incidentally, the teenage patient also has a history of allergies and food allergies – and his family has a history of autoimmune diseases.
The family noticed their son’s autism behavior improved when he was having an allergic reaction or fever, leading them to believe there was a problem with his immune response – so they got the idea to treat him with TSO, an immunotherapy biologic agent.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/21/study-looks-at-worm-therapy-to-treat-autism/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Inmlgcjz
The treatment category is sponsored by Lee Silsby, the leader in quality compounded medications for autism.