In a recent post I speculated about the relationship among: viruses, transposons, and genetic autoimmune or neurology disorder, and pointed out that some autoimmune and neurologic patients rarely contract viral infections. Today information from a recent study indicates we can improve the symptoms of such diseases by mimicking the conditions caused by viral infection in autistic patients. Hot baths and parasitic worms were used successfully in this study. The article also describes how the natural contraction of viral infection and fever improves symptoms in autistic patients.Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?
When will these techniques be tested on those disorders which share the same genetic mutation as autism spectrum disorder, such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia? And what about other autoimmune disorders, such as Dysautonomia? It would be exciting if we could improve symptoms in this way, without the side effects of detrimental chemicals. I would love to climb into a bath of hot worms.