It’s the Immune System Stupid ?

Paul Patterson  http://infectiousbehavior.wordpress.com/casts a critical eye over a NY Times opinion piece by Moises Velasquez-Manoff author of “An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases.”

An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/immune-disorders-and-autism.html?pagewanted=all

Here’s a sample of the NYT article …

“IN recent years, scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the causes of autism, now estimated to afflict 1 in 88 children. But remarkably little of this understanding has percolated into popular awareness, which often remains fixated on vaccines.

So here’s the short of it: At least a subset of autism — perhaps one-third, and very likely more — looks like a type of inflammatory disease. And it begins in the womb.”

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Further Reading

https://asdresearchinitiative.wordpress.com/?s=immune

https://asdresearchinitiative.wordpress.com/?s=inflammation

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