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Seizures and the Immune System – Part 3

Posted Feb 11 2009 12:00am

Change the world By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

At the entrance to one of the schools at which I teach is a quote from the anthropologist Margaret Mead.  It reads, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

In my last article I noted the belief of many DAN practitioners that the problem with autism was one of “infections and toxins.”  I questioned whether infections and toxins could produce similar effects in T-cell disruption, leading to immune system over-reaction and causing both autism and seizures.  (My first article discussed research showing that a meningitis virus in a mouse led to fatal seizures by causing an overreaction of the animal's immune system.) I was also looking for a possible way to link the infections and toxins, but couldn’t piece together how they might interact.

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