December 9, 2022

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Stem cell therapy may cure children with autism

Stem cell therapy may cure children with autism


Stem cell therapy may cure children with autismTraditional medical methods cannot cure autism, and stem cell therapy is expected to save children with autism.

It is believed that mesenchymal stem cells will bring more hope to children with autism in improving the cure rate in the future.

Stem cell therapy may cure children with autism

 

What is autism?

Not many people actually know about autism. In general, I am only familiar with typical autism, but in autism spectrum disorders, it also includes Asperger’s syndrome, childhood schizophrenia and non-specific generalized developmental disorders.

Autism, also known as autism, is a congenital brain developmental disorder characterized by abnormal brain function, social communication disorders, language development disorders, narrow interests, and stereotyped behaviors.

Before this concept was proposed in 1943, people referred to children with autism as “children whose souls were stolen by the devil.” Now, people describe them as: children living on distant planets or children of stars.

Causes of autism:

The role of genetic factors on autism has become clear, but the specific genetic mode is not clear.

·Perinatal factors·

Various complications in the perinatal period, such as birth injury, intrauterine asphyxia, etc., were more than those in the normal control group.

·Immune system abnormal·

It was found that the number of T lymphocytes was reduced, the number of helper T cells and B cells was reduced, the suppression-induced T cell deficiency, and the activity of natural killer cells decreased.

·Neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter·

It is related to a variety of neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter dysfunction.

 

Traditional medicine cannot cure autism temporarily

At present, the main clinical treatment methods include Chinese and Western medical treatment, psychological intervention therapy, and nutritional intervention.

However, these traditional treatment methods can only bring a very small number of patients back to society, and most patients are still in a state of being unable to take care of themselves. It requires the patient’s family and society to pay unbearable mental and economic pressure.

Therefore, people urgently need to find a treatment method that can effectively improve the symptoms of autism. Stem cells may be the most promising new therapy.

 

Stem cell therapy is expected to save the “hildren with autism

Some scientists have proposed that the root cause of autism is related to damage to neurons in the brain and insufficient blood supply to the brain. Stem cells can regulate the immune function of the body, stimulate the formation of new blood vessels through self-differentiation and secrete cytokines and neuropeptides, improve the cerebral ischemia and hypoxia state, activate and repair damaged nerve cells in the brain, thereby reducing the patient’s autism Symptoms.

Stem cells are used in the treatment of many neurological and mental diseases, including cerebral palsy, acquired hearing loss, childhood stroke, developmental delay, etc. Studies have shown that stem cell transplantation has potential application prospects for the treatment of autism, and its safety is good. Fetal stem cell transplantation, especially umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplantation, can effectively improve the symptoms of autism, and has a therapeutic effect on children with autism——Social Improved ability, improved communication skills, and reduced clinical symptoms.

 

Progress in clinical cases of autism:‍

Nine children with autism, including 8 males and 1 female, with an average age of 10 years old, have varying degrees of biological inability to take care of themselves, and some of the actions cannot be completed, including eating, dressing, washing and going to the toilet.

After stem cell transplantation (4 cases of intravenous + intrathecal injection, 5 cases of intravenous + intrathecal injection + intraventricular injection), each child was treated an average of 3 times, supplemented by conventional rehabilitation treatment, except for some very fine Movements (threading a needle, pinching a glass ball), the patient’s daily life ability and comprehension ability are significantly improved, can complete simple housework and personal care under the guidance of parents.

In recent years, studies have found that inflammatory immunity has an inhibitory effect on the neurogenesis of the brain, especially the hippocampus. Stem cells can counteract this inhibitory effect by regulating immunity and exerting anti-inflammatory effects. It is believed that mesenchymal stem cells will bring more hope to children with autism in improving the cure rate in the future.

 

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