Friday, March 11, 2011

Mitochondrial Disease and Autism: Linked?

Hannah Poling's family entered the national spotlight when they revealed that Hannah's autism-like symptoms may have been linked to a reaction to several childhood vaccines at once in combination with her mitochondrial dysfunction. Her case was not the first revelation of a possible mitochondrial disorder (MD)-autism spectrum disorder (ASD) link, but because of her ultimately successful vaccine injury suit, she became the avatar of the vaccines-cause-harm movement -- which almost eclipsed the real scientific and therapeutic feature of her case: the mitochondria.

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