Dallas – A newly reported case of an autistic boy whose warning signs surprisingly but dramatically improved while taking an antibiotic for strep throat is likely to be subjected to a broader research to establish the link between bacteria and autism.
John Rodakis who is the boy’s father and a medical venture capitalist says that he is very determined to understand what is happening in an effort that will not only help his son but a million numbers of other children.
The boy’s speech improved, he could make eye contact and his energy drives had greatly improved something that had not been noted earlier according to his parents.
According to Rodakis, there is no potential connection between autism and antibiotics a conclusion he made after speaking to many other parents who reported that some antibiotics relieved the autism symptoms, while others suggested that the drugs made conditions worse. On a more controversial note, some parents blamed their child’s autism diagnosis on the extended antibiotic regimens.
Into his own quest, Rodakis has approached the head of the Autism Research Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Richard Frye with whom he has begun a collaboration of a campaign that is expected to encourage further exploration into the integration between gut microbiome, antibiotics and autism.
“I don’t believe in the use of antibiotics to treat autism nor do I support that antibiotics helped my son”. Rodak is indicated. “However, I am more interested in seeing a more serious and tangible medical research that will unravel the mystery of why some children have an improvement when they take antibiotics while other have severe outcomes”. He further stated.
Rodakis who has a background in molecular biology is careful to explain that giving autistic children antibiotics could have negative effects on them hence this is not the answer. A further study is very necessary to ascertain the advocacy of using the antibiotics before creating a mad rush for parents who may embrace their use.