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Immune dysfunction in pregnancy and after birth plays a role in development of Autism

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, May 4, 2012.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Immune dysfunction during pregnancy and after birth may play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorder

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/760389?src=stfb



     
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    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Also many of those cytokines above that were decreased in neonatal blood here have shown to be elevated pretty consistently in (older) children with Autism, so what could be happening is that there is a temporary 'dip' in cytokine levels right after birth


    Btw isn't high Il-8 in some way linked to (human?) retroviral infections - I remember vaguely HTLV link there, anyone?
     
  3. aquariusgirl

    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    My IL8 was massively elevated. My ID doc said that was common in ppl testing pos+ for XMRV.
     

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