Adult with Autism Responds to Fetal Stem Cell Transplantation
June 7, 2012 7 Comments
One of the persistent myths about autism is that unless you fix the children by 5 years of age they just aren’t going to make progress. Dan is here to tell you that just isn’t true. Dan is now 28 years old, and he first came to my practice in 2001, as a17 year old. Like many children of his generation of autism, he presented with chronic diarrhea and the loss of language after vaccinations. In those days, there was a lot of mercury in vaccines. And in a sickly child with chromic diarrhea – mercury – in any amount – is never tolerated.
His family aggressively tried everything to recover him and with that they have been tireless. Dan has struggled with seizures, esophageal reflux and several bouts of regression. He remains extremely sensitive to anything happening with his gut. Early on we found both IgG and IgM antibodies to his brain blood vessels. His urine neopterin levels were significantly elevated, and this was consistent with a chronic viral infection.
Ultimately we also found antibodies to his folate receptors and elevated nagalase enzyme activity in his blood (another marker for likely viral persistence). GcMAF completely stopped his reflux and with that we saw some important gains, but Dan was still far from being independent or recovered from his many issues.
But that wasn’t the end of Dan’s struggles. He was also found to have a very small deletion of the terminal end of chromosome 22 (perhaps the smallest deletion measured to date). It is compatible with an unusual condition known as Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, but a much smaller deletion than typically seen with that disorder.
This would never be the picture you might hope for when it comes to potential stem cell therapies. Yet his parents were undaunted and any chance was enough of a chance to get their attention and interest.
After several discussions, the parents (like I had for myself and my step-son) chose to try fetal stem cells at EmCell in Kiev, Ukraine.
So a picture is worth a 1000 words and countless blessings for Dan.
This was the first time in 10 years Dan had been able to enjoy recreation and that is truly remarkable. His parents are seeing gains in many areas and we are all truly grateful to the expertise and experience the EmCell teams brings to the treatment of autism related problems.
If you want to know more about how to optimize the outcome of stem cell therapies, please contact me (470) 253-7445, my staff have been instructed to provide as many patients as possible with a donated 30 minutes of my time to discuss stem cells.