Case Study: Rapid Complete Recovery From An Autism Spectrum Disorder After Treatment of Aspergillus With The Antifungal Drugs Itraconazole And Sporanox
. 2020 Aug;19(4):20-27.
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Context: A child with symptoms placing him within the autism spectrum and with urine biochemical markers consistent with fungal (Aspergillus) colonization of the gastrointestinal tract was first treated with the antifungal probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii. A dramatic Herxheimer reaction provided strong clinical indications that mold colonization might be a factor in causing autism in this child.
Objective: The child’s physician (Baker) wished to try a more potent antifungal therapy, itraconazole, in an attempt to reverse the child’s autism since itraconazole is an especially effective agent against Aspergillus species.
Setting: The child was treated as an outpatient by the physician who had first diagnosed the child with an autism spectrum disorder.
Participant: A child with an autism spectrum disorder.
Intervention: The major intervention was increasing doses of the antifungal drug itraconazole. However, the Sporanox® brand of itraconazole gave the best results. The child was monitored twice weekly with liver function tests which remained normal throughout the therapy.
Results: The child had a complete recovery from all the symptoms of autism and in addition developed excellent academic, athletic, and musical skills. The recovery coincided with a marked reduction of urine markers of Aspergillus colonization.
Conclusions: Escalation of the dose of itraconazole resulted in a complete loss of all symptoms of autism over the course of three months. This rapid complete reversal of autism is consistent with several articles proposing mold in general and Aspergillus specifically as a potential major cause of autism.
The cause of an Aspergillus infection is a fungus (mold) that may, if conditions are favorable, spread and damage tissue and human organs. However, most people breathe in Aspergillus spores (conidia) daily with no ill effects. In general, people who develop any type of Aspergillus infection have risk factors that have airway compromise and/or weak immune systems.
Complete reversal of autism achieved in a child by using anti-fungal medication
In a recent case study, a child had a complete recovery from all the symptoms of autism and in addition, developed excellent academic, athletic, and musical skills. The recovery coincided with a reduction of urine markers for Aspergillus colonization. (mold) We all inhale mold spores on a daily basis. The difference between us and someone who is sickened by it is the strength of our immune system.
We recently tested some children on how strong they were at resisting various diseases. (Immunity) We found some small number of diseases that the kids were not strongly able to resist. We then realized that this “cluster” of weaknesses were related to each other and an emotional suppression which affected the weaknesses. Things like helplessness or anxiety but were different for each person.
We then found things to strengthen the emotional issues and the result was that the children’s ability to respond to the diseases also strengthened and they were ability to resist the diseases.
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