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Updated: Jul 15, 2019
Before treatment, the child was nonverbal, severe issues regarding communication, acted out aggressively, and had ritualistic and restrictive behavior.
Afterwards, he already had accumulated thirty new words into his vocabulary, he attempts to interact with others, he became less aggressive and he experienced less ritualistic/restrictive behavior.
Pregnancy and parturition: At the first trimester there was a risk of miscarriage. Parturition was stimulated and the child was born with jaundice.
Early signs and symptoms: The child was very calm. He did not need any attention.
Signs and symptoms prior to treatment: Nonverbal, had severe social communication problems, repetitive movements and signs of restricted behavior, aggressive behavior and difficulties with communication, excessive focus on some objects, stereotypical running, frequent respiratory infections.
Infections: Detected IgG to EBV, CMV and rubella virus are above reference ranges.
Red and white blood cells (in relation to the reference ranges established in the local diagnostic centers: Erythrocytosis.
Immunity (in relation to the reference ranges established in the local diagnostic centers: Reduced T-helpers/T-suppressors ratio.
Changes after the 1st cycle:
His immunity improved. He did not have respiratory infection during the first cycle, (he used to get sick 1-2 times a month and it was always difficult to endure). At the beginning of the first course, he became more tearful. He began to differentiate his parents, singling out each separately by saying “mom"/"dad”, also began to formulate his wishes for the first time verbally (e.g. “Mom, give me)”. A new element of communication appeared, where he would sing songs with sister.
Changes after the 2nd cycle:
Before the treatment, there was no speech at all, and even now he still does not initiate conversation, but 30 new words appeared in his vocabulary. Hyper-focusing remains, but the objects of the focus have changed. Now he has become more aware of other people, and tries to make contact with them, by taking their hands and looking into their eyes. There is an understanding of several complex tasks and before he did not understand tasks at all. Negative emotionality on the 2nd course was practically absent, and mutual understanding with his sister improved. He did not have respiratory infections during this time.
Changes after the 3rd cycle:
Again, he did not have any respiratory infections. His attention has improved.He has become more open to external factors, and has increased understanding of external events of the world. Some improvements in his communicative function, with the appearance of responses when prompted, and appearance of attempts to speak on his own volition.
His cognitive functioning has improved, to the extent that he's able to lie and comprehend as such. He still struggles with bad behavior, and tends to be stubborn; but the mother assumes that this might be more of a personality trait rather than his condition at work. There have been changes for the better regarding his restrictive behavior/ritualism, however, still has restrictiveness regarding the color of his clothing,
Changes after the 4th cycle:
His vocabulary has increased. When he wants something, he will verbalize it, where before he did not. He used to watch cartoons without sound, but now he is interested in listening. Learned a verse, where previously could not learn a verse at all.
After the 5th cycle:
Erythrocytosis and increased ESD; decreased B-lymphocytes count, T-helpers/T-suppressors ratio were within reference range. IgG to EBV slightly increased, IgG to CMV slightly decreased, IgG to rubella did not change.
Parents note that the treatment was significantly more efficient, compared to other types of treatment that they underwent earlier.