Finally! The CDC's Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network is currently looking for subjects to "evaluate the association between viral vaccines and encephalopathy/encephalitis through a detailed evaluation of children with encephalopathy/encephalitis as well as control children".
"If you have a patient who you think might be eligible for the study, please complete the following two questions and provide your contact information. We thank you for your help in this important study."
This is a HUGELY important subject, one we have been waiting for them to examine, and we want to make sure that they have all the subjects they need for this study, so please take a moment to see if your child might be a candidate.
Loss of eye contact Seizures Not responding to external stimuli Seems disconnected from the world around them
And theMerck Manualnotes that these symptoms can be preceded by:
Nonspecific Gastrointestinal disorders.
If this sounds like your child, because boy howdy it sounds just like mine, call your pediatrician and let him know about the study to see if your child indeed has an encephalopathy and should be enrolled!
Oh wait... hold on a second... there are some exclusion criteria... Let me check them out...
Ok... so if your child has the above, but DOESN'T have:
A history of medical disease A history of congenital problems A history of developmental delay Any immune system dysfunction Any family history of immune dysfunction Fevers and Seizures with in 72 hours
THEN they want to study them to see if their encephalopathy might have anything to do with their vaccines. You know, the HEALTHY kids with encephalitis.
So as long as the swelling in your child's brain that was caused by vaccines didn't cause or was not related to any of the above symptoms, CDC wants to get to know your child.
But that pretty much counts our all our kids... now doesn't it.