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Convulsion/seizure in pediatric populations: a common presentation but a rare outcome
AK Badrul, N Carmen, K Mamadou, MC Pilar
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 8, p.6 (123Doc Education, London, August 2013)
Autism is a condition characterized by impaired cognitive and social skills associated with compromised immune function. A 6 year old girl presented to us with impaired cognitive and social skills associated with compromised immune function leading to suffer from recurrent chest infection, seizure, intolerance to food and various chemical products. This poor little girl has had completed the vaccine regime as per immunization calendar in Spain. She has been suffering from the symptoms and signs which fulfill the criteria for the diagnosis of autism and obviously, she has been exposed to aluminium (vaccines and/or environmental source) and acetaminophen to control fever and pain as she suffered from recurrent infection. The most important fact is that the test for toxic elements in her hair has shown significantly elevated level of aluminium.
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