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

@article{Bransfield2008TheAB,
  title={The association between tick-borne infections, Lyme borreliosis and autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Robert C Bransfield and J S Wulfman and William T. Harvey and Anju Usman},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={
          967-74
        }
}
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
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