The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders.

  title={The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={R. Bransfield and J. S. Wulfman and W. T. Harvey and Anju Usman},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={70 5},
  • R. Bransfield, J. S. Wulfman, +1 author Anju Usman
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
  • Chronic infectious diseases, including tick-borne infections such as Borrelia burgdorferi may have direct effects, promote other infections and create a weakened, sensitized and immunologically vulnerable state during fetal development and infancy leading to increased vulnerability for developing autism spectrum disorders. [...] Key Result Support for this hypothesis includes multiple cases of mothers with Lyme disease and children with autism spectrum disorders; fetal neurological abnormalities associated with…Expand Abstract
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