Stem cell therapy for Autism is currently being researched as an experimental treatment. When a clinic assures that you can make gains or that it can be healed by the same stem cell treatment, don’t trust! Results are not assured in real medicine and cures are not available. However, the majority of such clinics are not FDA approved and each clinic or hospital encourages their own approach to care, which causes a lot of uncertainty with the parents regarding how to compare their treatment choices.

How did brain disorder stem cell therapy begin?

The thought about using autism stem cell therapy begun with cerebral palsy stem cell therapy and in turn continued with metabolic disorders stem cell transplants.

Where does autism fit in?

ASD is not identified as a result of language problems, coping skills, and activities that are repetitive or rigid when children are few years old. In developing nations, the number of autistic children has increased; in the U.S., within a decade, the prevalence of autism has increased from 1 in 125 to 1 in 59 (CDC)9. We’re at the stage where anyone with little kids knows someone with an autistic child.

Side Effects of stem cells or bone marrow

  • Mouth and throat pain. The short-term side effect that can occur with chemo and radiation is Mucositis (inflammation of mouth sores)
  • Vomiting and Nausea.
  • Veno-occlusive hepatic disorder (VOD).
  • Bleeding and transfusions.
  • Graft failure
  • Pneumonitis interstitial and other lung complications.
  • The disease of Graft vs Host.

What is the theoretical basis for treating autism with stem cells?

Present autism research treatments aim to reverse those abnormalities with an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and hyperbaric oxygen administration. Neither of these interventions solves the underlying causes of deprivation of oxygen and intestinal infection, unfortunately.

Autism has been substantially associated with inflammatory and neuro-inflammatory cytokines and thymus, like macrophage-derived chemokine and activation-regulated chemokine (MDC). Autism has an important effect in the treatment of umbilical cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells (TARC). Many clinical trials have demonstrated a reduction in inflammation intravenous administration of umbilical cord MSC’s. Decreasing autistic inflammation can relieve autism symptoms.

Read more on autism treatment here-  TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES OPTIONS FOR AUTISM

Bottom Line

Although stem-cell therapy has a promising future, researchers emphasize that it is still in its early stages.- Dr. AdilMoulanchikkal

On the road to therapeutic viability and treatment effectiveness, there are many obstacles to tackle. First and foremost, stem cell therapy, as a relatively recent innovation, has several technological challenges to overcome when applied to the human body.

The risk of tumors, including that of viruses used in some treatments that can occur in recipient’s bodies, is a major safety concern and challenge. For transplanted stem cells to stay, associations with the surrounding fiber can also be difficult. The absence of umbilical cord-blood in the Indian sense often poses an issue.

Few cases in India have been reported where autologous bone marrow blood or comparative blood are used for the infusion – these will, however, not be positive, and this can not be healthy for individuals, as far as technical guidelines are concerned. It should be remembered that the infusion of cord blood requires very complicated and perfect treatments. All preventative steps must be taken strictly or the procedure would be less efficient.





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