No, autism is not caused by lyme disease

16 Jul

In what is one of the shortest abstracts I’ve seen, a group from NIH reports on Lack of serum antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in children with autism.

Straightforward experiment: test the blood from autistic kids, developmentally delayed kids and “healthy controls”. Check if the blood samples have antibodies for the bacterium that causes lyme disease. Autistic kids have the same level of antibodies as do other kids. Below the threshold for lyme disease. I.e. there is no evidence for an association between Lyme disease and autism.

here’s the abstract:

It has been proposed that Borrelia burgdorferi infection is present in ∼25% of children with autism spectrum disorders. In this study, antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi were assessed in autistic (n = 104), developmentally delayed (n = 24), and healthy control (n = 55) children. No seropositivity against Borrelia burgdorferi was detected in the children with and without autism. There was no evidence of an association between Lyme disease and autism.

I think the groups who believe in a link are small. But the idea persists, complete with treatments that at best are doing nothing and at worst are causing harm.


By Matt Carey

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15 Responses to “No, autism is not caused by lyme disease”

  1. Kathleen Dickson July 16, 2014 at 17:11 #

    No, Lyme does not cause Autism. The connection comes with fungi in vaccines. LYMErix was a fungal antigen and caused immunosuppression and the reactivation of latent viruses. Therefore, it was the complete opposite of a vaccine, and revealed the 500 year old mystery of spirochetal lipoproteins causing the “Great Imitator” outcomes of cancer, Lupus, MS, etc.
    Fungally contaminated vaccines cause the live-attenuated viruses in vaccines to become activated. This is in the literature, so I suggest whoever writes stories like these, indeed, consult with the valid science.
    http://www.actionlyme.org

    • Kathleen Dickson July 16, 2014 at 17:13 #

      Childhood Immunizations and the brain damage that is currently called autism also fits this model – CDC’s and BigPharma’s own data (5 reports), plus the NYT revelation that the thimerosal was intended to prevent mycoplasmal or fungal growth within the vials:

      A) – BigPharma: “Finally, there is the risk that the virus may not be fully or completely inactivated or attenuated and thus, the
      vaccine may actually cause disease.”
      http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7%2C632%2C510.PN.&OS=PN%2F7%2C632%2C510&RS=PN%2F7%2C632%2C510

      B) CDC:
      ”Measles, Mumps, and Rubella — Vaccine Use and Strategies for Elimination of Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Control of Mumps: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

      “Updated information on adverse events and contraindications, particularly for persons with severe HIV infection, persons with a egg allergy or gelatin allergy, persons with a history of thrombocytopenia, and persons receiving steroid therapy [are immunosuppressed – KMD].”
      http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00053391.htm

      C) CDC: Human Exposure to Brucella abortus Strain RB51 — Kansas, 1997
      http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00051495.htm

      In the above, an immunosuppressed pregnant cow was given a Brucella (“LYME”rix-like) “live attenuated” vaccine and the baby cow ended up with the disease, which then was transferred to the humans handling the cow and her dead baby. This parallels what is happening to children who are vaccinated while immunosuppressed, or who receive mycoplasmally (“LYME”rix-like) contaminated vaccines.

      • Kathleen Dickson July 16, 2014 at 17:13 #

        D) in the case of pandemic MRSA, as we have seen, the vaccine didn’t work because TLR2 agonists (lipoproteins) suppress the immune system. We also learned from the MRSA vaccine patent, that:

        “Several established vaccines consist of live attenuated organisms where the risk of reversion to the virulent wild-type strain exists. In particular in immunocompromised hosts this can be a live threatening scenario. Alternatively, vaccines are administered as a combination of pathogen-derived antigens together with compounds that induce or enhance immune responses against these antigens (these compounds are commonly termed adjuvant), since these subunit vaccines on their own are generally not effective.”
        http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,771,728.PN.&OS=PN/7,771,728&RS=PN/7,771,728

        E) “The effect of exogenous corticosterone on West Nile virus infection in Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis)
        “Corticosterone was administered at levels that individuals enduring chronic stressors (i.e ., long-term inclement weather, food shortage, anthropogenic pollution) might experience in the wild. Corticosterone greatly impacted mortality: half of the corticosterone-implanted cardinals died between five – 11 days post-inoculation whereas only one of nine sham-implanted (control) birds died.

        ”No differences were found in viral titer between corticosterone- and sham-implanted birds. However, cardinals that survived
        infections had significantly higher average body temperatures during peak infection than individuals that died.

        ”In sum, this study indicates that elevated corticosterone could affect the survival of WNV-infected wild birds, suggesting that
        populations may be disproportionately at-risk to disease in stressful environments.”
        http://7thspace.com/headlines/410671/the_effect_of_exogenous_corticosterone_on_west_nile_virus
        _infection_in_northern_cardinals_cardinalis_cardinalis.html

      • lilady July 18, 2014 at 20:15 #

        No..no..no. Lyme Disease is a bacterial illness, caused by the bite of an infected tick. The reservoir for the bacterium is the white footed deer mouse. The tick becomes infected and in turn infects humans…especially when the tick remains attached for at least 24 hours.

        You might want to read the diagnostic criteria, the differential diagnostic criteria, the two-step serum blood tests (ELISA and Western Blot) which measures antibodies to the bacterium and the antibiotic treatment protocols, provided by the IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America).

        There’s a back story about these Guidelines, which were “questioned” by former Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (now Senator Blumenthal (D) Connecticut. Blumenthal allowed crank “Lymies” and their quack doctors who were treating them for months and years for Lyme Disease and scamming their patients and insurance companies.

        http://www.idsociety.org/uploadedFiles/IDSA/Topics_of_Interest/Lyme_Disease/IDSALymeDiseaseFinalReport.pdf

        Many of those quack doctors lost their medical licenses and one is now in prison, convicted of reckless involuntary manslaughter which caused the death of “Lyme disease” patient:

        http://www.camlawblog.com/articles/doctor-and-others-indicted-in-lyme-disease-case/

    • Science Mom July 16, 2014 at 19:15 #

      I see we have a “citizen pseudoscientist” weighing in. Ms. Dickson, this blogpost is about the claim that Lyme disease causes autism, not your cute little hypothesis. Although I think your demonstrably false claims should be addressed.

      The connection comes with fungi in vaccines. LYMErix was a fungal antigen and caused immunosuppression and the reactivation of latent viruses.

      Wrong. LYMErix was a recombinant bacterial antigen vaccine, not fungal. B. burgdorferi is a bacterium, not a fungus. And your Simonici-esque claim that fungus causes cancer, lupus etc. is also demonstrably false. It seems to be you who needs to brush up on some “valid science” given you don’t even know the difference between bacteria and fungi.

      Childhood Immunizations and the brain damage that is currently called autism also fits this model – CDC’s and BigPharma’s own data (5 reports), plus the NYT revelation that the thimerosal was intended to prevent mycoplasmal or fungal growth within the vials:

      None of your “citations” even remotely support your claims.

      In the above, an immunosuppressed pregnant cow was given a Brucella (“LYME”rix-like) “live attenuated” vaccine and the baby cow ended up with the disease, which then was transferred to the humans handling the cow and her dead baby. This parallels what is happening to children who are vaccinated while immunosuppressed, or who receive mycoplasmally (“LYME”rix-like) contaminated vaccines.

      Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. This has absolutely nothing to do with the LYMErix vaccine nor was there any mycoplasma contamination. As for your subsequent citations, you don’t seem to know the difference between a vaccine and wild-type infections and there is only one vaccine, Oral Polio Virus Vaccine (OPV) which can revert to wild-type and has not been used in the Western Hemisphere for decades.

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) July 16, 2014 at 20:25 #

      This is in the literature, so I suggest whoever writes stories like these, indeed, consult with the valid science.
      http://www.actionlyme.org

      OK, I’m being lectured about how to consult with the valid science. Let’s use your website as a starting point, since you gave the link and all:

      BEST NEWS since that stupid asshole and genocidal racist maniac Bush Junior stole the Gore election (The End of the Petrodollar Beast/New World Order):

      “The BRICS bank will present an alternative solution to the Western-dominated global banking system comprised of the Bretton Woods institutions – the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

      “The new bank will provide a collective foreign exchange reserve and a fund for financing developmental projects in order to address the needs of emerging and poor economies.

      “Under the deal, the two largest economies of the emerging power groups, China and Brazil, agreed to remove nearly half of their trade exchanges out of the US dollar zone.”

      and

      CDC Is an Organized Crime, Corrupt Practices and Racketeering Enterprise – dirty-mouthed Durland Fish-ish thugs who literally carry around hit-lists, and all – in cahoots with Yale University:

      and

      The new NAZI ideology adopted by “America” and Israel has to do with alleged moral or cultural superiority rather than racial.

      Don’t accuse me of resorting to ad-hominem attacks. This is your own link. Clearly nonsense (and a VERY poorly designed website). I’m just letting the readers here see the nonsense you are promoting. And the fact that that site is a hate site (FACTOID re Petrodollar Fags of the New World Order:).

      Thanks for stopping by. And fare well.

      (which, if you need it spelled out, means you are not welcome here. I don’t need more examples of people like you. I already know you exist)

      • Sullivan (Matt Carey) July 16, 2014 at 20:41 #

        How did I miss that this website you link to is also a 9/11 truther site?

        “Brother Nathanael, again, mentions Kroll Associates – which, others have, too -, being associated with those who performed the 3-for-2-Thermate/911 WTC-Buildings stunt:”

        Together with a picture with the caption about how Mossad pulled of the 9/11 attacks.

        And another place on that page

        The crime is ongoing, because that falsified Dearborn case definition is still in place and people are being denied early diagnosis and treatment because insurance companies are insisting they are not paying for Western Blots if ELISAs are negative. Of course that was the whole point of the scam – to miss diagnosis and let people go on to the New Great Imitator permanent disability disorders – because this is America and the USDOJ has no nuts and no brains. But this was already proven to you by the 3-for-2 Thermate 911 stunt where 3 buildings fell down, the last one not even being hit by anything, yet collapsed at the acceleration of gravity, proving the Thermate was already in the building by the 10th, September, 2001.

        Add some levitating dolphins and satanic ley-lines and you could be whale.to.

        How about this bit of anti-Semitic nonsense

        Fake Lyme Vaccine Scam; What’s Sepkowitz’, Potkin’s, Wessely’s, and Alpert’s real agenda? Protecting the Israeli Lyme criminals?

        yes, not only is Lyme disease causing all harm in the world, and is part of a conspiracy, but it’s from Israel?

        And an entire page titled

        Why do “Jews” hate us?
        It’s in the Talmud.

        I don’t think I’ve seen scare quotes around the word Jews before.

        Again, you are not welcome to return. Racist gay-hating pseudoscientists are just not worth my time.

    • Mel Thornburg July 16, 2014 at 21:11 #

      ALL vaccines are infective and they KNEW this in 1981 when the real cause of AIDS immune suppression was discovered. This govt. this nation owes a huge dept to the people in the criminals they have let control our medicine for decades obstructing the truths. Now ALL Nations work for the truth and US will be the biggest losers continuing to murder its citizens instead of stop a global pandemic they started.
      Irrefutable proof from across the globe AUTISM is caused by criminals.
      http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5147&start=20

      • Sullivan (Matt Carey) July 17, 2014 at 18:06 #

        I know I’m dealing with someone who has abandoned facts when I hear that vaccines don’t work. Quite obviously, they do. The incidence of every vaccine preventable disease dropped with the introduction of the vaccine.

        But thank you for presenting another example of the extremes in this discussion.

      • Science Mom July 17, 2014 at 19:16 #

        This post sure attracted the bottom-of-the-barrel conspiracy whackos.

      • Sullivan (Matt Carey) July 17, 2014 at 19:35 #

        Some got stuck in the spam bucket. Most things that end up there never come out, but luckily they had the word “autism” in their statements.

        That said, I considered just not approving these. We already have an example of the lyme-disease-causes-everything crew. But this shows it isn’t just one person. And it shows that there are worse sites out there than, say, the Age of Autism blog.

      • novalox July 17, 2014 at 19:43 #

        Holy schiest, you got a couple of live ones here, Sullivan. They are good for laughs, but considering there are people like mel and kathleen out there that actually believe such nonsense, small in number though they are, is still worrisome.

        @mel

        Where is your evidence, since your post seems full of assertions and no actual science?

  2. Charles March 25, 2017 at 17:42 #

    As of 2012, among 200 young autists, 160 have been successfully cured from antibiotics, in a study lead by Chronimed medical doctors. More on this (in French, sorry): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUsfxYZsEOs
    I’m autistic and I also have Lyme disease since I was a baby. My levels of antibodies are normal for ELISA and Western Blot, as these tests are not reliable for chronic Lyme. But my Elispot Borrelia blood test is positive for borrelia burgorferi.
    So, I wonder why experienced scientists dare to trust antibodies are evidence of Lyme disease…Reliable tests are Lymespot Revised, Elispot LTT, PCR or culture. But surely not the other two.

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) March 29, 2017 at 18:51 #

      Yes. YouTube proves it. Sure.

      Or to put it more clearly: calling autism a byproduct of Lyme disease is a lie. A scam. Claiming testimonials as proof is as old a lie as charlatanism itself.

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