Mycoplasma in Pediatric Neurobehavioral Disorders?

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  1. DrNicolson

    DrNicolson New Member


    You spoke at an NIH conference in July about “the role of mycoplasmal infections in pediatric neurobehavioral disorders.” What disorders did this cover, and what have you found in this respect?


    My presentation mainly covered Autism Spectrum Disorders, such as autism, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, and other ASD. Our published studies (mainly published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research) examined ASD patients from Northern California and found that the majority of these patients had chronic infections similar to those found in CFS and FMS, such as Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia pn., Borrelia b. (not the subject of the JNR publication) and viruses such as HHV6. The most common infection found was Mycoplasma pn., which is also a very common infection in atypical childhood pneumonia.