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Autoimmune Disease & Autism 17 Aug 2010 12:59 #8897

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New research is pointing to Autoimmune in mothers to autism. If you are trying to conceive, please please please do your research on this connection.

I will be adding links here to articles and research I know about.

Tylenol linked to Autism- Foodconsumer.org

Some observational evidence has suggested that use of Tylenol in pregnant women and young children may increase risk of pediatric autism.

One study of 83 children with autism and 80 children without the condition released in Jan 2009 in Autism showed that use of acetaminophen or Tylenol after measles -mumps-rubella vaccination was associated with much greater risk of autism.

Stephen Schultz and colleagues from the University of California San Diego found among children aged younger than 5 years, those who used Tylenol after MMR vaccination were 6 times as likely to develop autism as those who did not.

 

Autism tied to autoimmune disease in immediate family- USA Today  

By Liz Szabo , USA TODAY

Danish researchers have found another clue to the mysterious causes of autism, according to a study published online this month in Pediatrics.
In a study of children born in Denmark from 1993 to 2004, doctors found that many children with autism or related disorders also had a family history of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis , develop when antibodies that normally fight infectious organisms instead attack the body itself.

In the study, doctors examined patterns of disease among children, mothers, fathers and siblings.

For the first time, researchers found an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children whose mothers have celiac disease, a digestive condition in which people cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Autism spectrum disorders include a range of neurological problems affecting communication and socializing

Relationship found between Autoimmune Disorder and Autism (very good article about the same researchers from Denmark and USA

Growing evidence points to a link between the immune system and brain development, but whether this link can be traced to genetics remains a mystery.

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