Could the LeRoy 12 Mystery Epidemic Be Sensationalized by the N.Y. Media?

 Post Streptococcal Autoimmune Neurobehavioral Disorder

AKA

(( Neuro ‘Psychiatric’ Disorder))

 conversion/ fake disorder

“This is not a mystery, it’s Post Streptococcal Autoimmune Neurobehavior Disorder. It can occurs -anytime even a year or two later- post having an infection, from the TOXINS of various strains of strep, depending upon an individuals immune system. Symptoms can come and go in the future, depending upon if an person with it becomes run down and their immune system compromised. Furthermore, the medical staff and school staff are well aware of this but have chosen to ignore it, preferring instead to sensationalize it in the media, that’s how I feel, as my son was diagnosed with this over 12 years ago and the NY State was sent his medical records. It’s downright foolish and dangerous to ignore this as health complications from strep can actually be fatal.”Deanna Bruce

Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders. Schemat
Deanna Bruce 

Thanks Daniel & Elbee, One if the biggest problems that I can see- is that what was once called a Neurobehavior Disorder-years earlier has somehow now been coined a neuro ‘psychiatric’ disorder. An example of a reason-why it is so important to know when a person has a Post Strep movement disorder – is that; for example what happened to a boy on my son’s hockey team -if a doc ever wrongly prescribes a stimulant i.e. ritalin for ADHD- that person can have life long devastating effects…seizures, limbs twisted in contortions. Left untreated- Strep can cause more than rheumatic fever. My son a couple of years ago -got a bit run down, and missed sleep playing soccer- yet, with a negative for strep throat swab, he went into kidney failure- later a blood titre 300 times too high -showed it actually was Strep related. Watch someone suffer in horrific pain, on a palliative unit- and the very thought of this being called a conversion/ fake disorder– is disgusting.
Deanna Bruce

As mentioned previously, the New York State Department of Health was given a medical record copy to prove what I am saying of the Strep titre / Neurologist who saw my son re: PANDAS 12 years ago/ and the kidney failure…..one would assumethe ‘right’ people have already seen it. The kids ought to be given an antibiotic at any rate….in case it helps their symptoms subside some. Personally, I’ve about given up trying to make it easy for Specialists there who are supposed to already know all this.

The Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS) Etiology for Tics and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: Hypothesis or Entity? Practical Considerations for the Clinician

  1. Roger Kurlan, MD*,
  2. Edward L. Kaplan, MD

+Author Affiliations


  1. *Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Unit, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York

  2. Department of Pediatrics, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Streptococci, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

ABSTRACT

Clinicians have been faced with much publicity and contradictory scientific evidence regarding a recently described condition termed pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS). It has been proposed that children with PANDAS experience tics, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and perhaps other neuropsychiatric symptoms as an autoimmune response to streptococcal infection. We review current scientific information and conclude that PANDAS remains a yet-unproven hypothesis. Until more definitive scientific proof is forthcoming, there seems to be insufficient evidence to support 1) routine microbiologic or serologic testing for group A streptococcus in children who present with neuropsychiatric symptoms or 2) the clinical use of antibiotic or immune-modifying therapies in such patients. The optimum diagnostic and therapeutic approach awaits the results of additional research studies.

Key Words:

With a description of 50 patients, Swedo et al1 proposed a hypothesis that childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or tics may arise as a result of a poststreptococcal autoimmune process; the authors suggested the acronym PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections). It additionally was suggested that, by a process of molecular mimicry, somatic epitopes of the group A β-hemolytic streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) (GABHS) evoke antibodies that are capable of cross-reacting with specific areas of the human brain (eg, the basal ganglia) to produce neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms. The authors hypothesized that this condition might be a forme fruste of the pathogenetic process thought to underlie Sydenham’s chorea and therefore also may be related to rheumatic fever.2,3 The observation that Sydenham’s chorea includes tics4 and sometimes obsessive-compulsive symptoms5contributed to the proposal that a poststreptococcal autoimmune mechanism(s) might lead to a more diverse neurobehavioral symptom spectrum. Subsequently, the clinical spectrum associated with this constellation of neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms (PANDAS) was proposed to include a number of additional manifestations including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder,6 myoclonus,7 dystonia,8 paroxysmal dyskinesias,9 acute disseminated encephalomyelitis,10 and anorexia nervosa.11

This PANDAS hypothesis has stimulated clinical and basic research and has resulted in considerable clinical and scientific controversy1214; the controversy has influenced clinical care. Because of the implications for the primary care physician, the neurologist, the psychiatrist, the infectious disease specialist, the cardiologist (if it is to be considered part of the rheumatic fever complex, as is Sydenham’s chorea), and even the basic scientist, it is appropriate to objectively examine available information regarding the hypothesis and to provide recommendations for a current, optimal clinical approach to patients suspected of having PANDAS.

THE DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA: IS PANDAS AN ADEQUATELY DEFINED CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS?

Five criteria were proposed to define the PANDAS hypothesis1 (see Table 1).

TABLE 1.

National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for PANDAS

Criterion 1

As mentioned, several authors have suggested that tics and OCD may not be the only clinical features of PANDAS, and thus the true boundaries of the PANDAS clinical spectrum remain to be scientifically validated or standardized. Even considering only tics and OCD, the level and characteristics of symptom severity required for diagnosis have not been defined yet by controlled studies.

Criterion 2

The proposed age at onset, ranging between 3 years and the beginning of puberty, may be too arbitrary and may simply be the result of referral patterns for the 50 initially described patients. For example, the validity of the proposed age-at-onset criterion is raised by the report of a 25-year-old with sudden-onset OCD after pharyngitis.15 Furthermore, because the vast majority of typical Tourette’s syndrome (TS) manifestations (ie, tics) begin during the prepubertal period (75% having onset before 11 years old16), the age-at-onset criterion is not sufficiently specific in distinguishing PANDAS from the more established diagnostic criteria for TS.17 Recognizing a documented higher likelihood of exposure of schoolchildren to GABHS, no pathogenetic or immunologic basis has been confirmed to explain why the onset might be expected to include only young children.

Criterion 3

A unique specificity of a clinical course consisting of abrupt onset or dramatic exacerbations has not been documented adequately. With careful observation, tics are either present or not; thus, the onset (or parental awareness) of tic disorders is not gradual. Often with a sudden recognition of tics by parents, in retrospect a prior history of milder tics can be elicited, making the precise timing of clinical onset confusing. Experienced neurologists and psychiatrists are aware that tic disorders and OCD characteristically wax and wane spontaneously, with exacerbations followed by remissions. The degree of clinical change required for recognizing exacerbations to distinguish a “PANDAS-like process” from the typical course of more established tic and OCDs has not been differentiated or quantitated adequately. For example, 1 recent study of 80 consecutively examined (unselected) patients in a tic-disorders clinic found that 53% reported sudden, explosive onset or worsening of their tics.18 These patients were not considered to have met criteria for a diagnosis of PANDAS. Preliminary evaluation of our own ongoing, case-control epidemiologic study of PANDAS indicated that 36% of the carefully selected control subjects (who had no recognized link between symptoms and GABHS infection) also reported an abrupt onset or dramatic exacerbations (R. Kurlan, MD, unpublished data, 2003). Thus, clinical course does not seem particularly useful in distinguishing patients suspected of PANDAS from children with more typical cases of TS or OCD.

Criterion 4

Onset or exacerbations of neuropsychiatric symptoms temporally related to GABHS infection has been proposed as the sine qua non of the diagnosis of PANDAS. Yet, despite limited studies to establish this, it has not been documented adequately in prospective studies and remains 1 of the most controversial aspects of the hypothesis. GABHS infections are very common, and the prevalence of this organism in the upper respiratory tract of asymptomatic school children (“carriers”) often is relatively high.19 This epidemiologic phenomenon of high prevalence of GABHS has resulted in a number of other disease entities (among the best examples are Henoch-Schönlein purpura and Kawasaki disease), which also have been proposed to be associated with group A streptococcal infections. However, when adequately controlled studies were conducted, streptococci were eliminated as the causal factor.20 The confusion about the role of GABHS may be promoted further because, clinically, it is appreciated that tic disorders and OCD worsen during times of stress or illness of any kind. The worsening of symptoms might be expected with streptococcal upper respiratory tract infection and could even occur in the relatively large percentage of children who are asymptomatic streptococcal carriers if simultaneous stressful situations occur (from any other cause).

Additionally, review of published studies indicates that the temporal boundaries of a proposed “temporal” relationship with streptococcal infections have never been established. In Sydenham’s chorea, often cited as the model for PANDAS, the choreoathetoid movements typically appear 3 to 5 months after GABHS infection. Swedo et al1 implied that an infection up to 9 months before symptom onset may be acceptable for the diagnosis of PANDAS but also have indicated that the presence of GABHS in the upper respiratory tract (not differentiating infection from the carrier state) may not be detectable until weeks after onset or exacerbation. Such a lack of precision does not assist in establishing a distinct syndrome.

Thus, the absence of regular, continuous, prospective throat cultures along with streptococcal antibody determinations has made it impossible to establish conclusively a temporal relationship between streptococcal infection and onset or exacerbation of neuropsychiatric symptoms. Sufficiently long, longitudinal, prospective studies conclusively demonstrating streptococcal infection and correlating this with clinical findings are required.

Criterion 5

The final diagnostic criterion, that there must be abnormalities on neurologic examination, presents a difficult and practical clinical problem. For example, the 1998 report that “choreiform” movements are often present in patients in whom a diagnosis of PANDAS is considered indicates that the cohort on which the proposed diagnostic criteria were based may well have included subjects with mild chorea that might also be compatible with more conventional Sydenham’s chorea.1

CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS HAVING SOME OR ALL OF THESE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MANIFESTATIONS

Laboratory Testing

An initial concern of pediatricians and primary care physicians about clinical management of patients with this symptom complex is which, if any, diagnostic laboratory studies should be done. Given the current status of as-yet incompletely defined support for the existence of a specific entity called PANDAS, the physician may be cautious in deciding whether to obtain throat cultures or determine antistreptococcal antibodies in all children presenting with neurobehavioral symptoms such as tics, obsessions, or compulsions. Because of potential difficulties in interpretation of single tests, even with “positive” culture results, the high prevalence of so many GABHS carriers in normal populations potentially confuses the issue.

Patients with signs and symptoms compatible with streptococcal upper respiratory tract infections should be studied for the presence of GABHS just as with any other patient. In the absence of symptoms of streptococcal infection, the relevance of a positive culture is difficult to interpret. The many uncertainties encountered in interpreting streptococcal antibody titers in otherwise normal children are recognized.21 Therefore, to use streptococcal antibody tests or throat cultures in an asymptomatic child either as a screening test or to confirm a diagnosis of PANDAS is problematic.

Two research laboratory tests, measurement of circulating antineuronal antibodies and an assay for the presence of an alleged rheumatic fever-associated T lymphocyte alloantigen called D8/17,22 have not been able to correlate reliably and consistently with suspected PANDAS cases.14

Although radiologically suspected enlargement of caudate nuclei has been described in some suspected patients, routine magnetic resonance imaging cannot be recommended currently, because the validity has not been substantiated.23

Therapy

What treatment should be considered for patients who present with the manifestations associated with the PANDAS constellation of symptoms?

Neuropsychiatric Drugs

Children with disabling tics or OCD should receive appropriate treatment for their symptoms, including medications (eg, tic suppressants such as α-agonists, classical or atypical antipsychotics, or antiobsessional drugs such as selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors) or nonpharmacologic approaches (eg, cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD).24

Antibiotics to Prevent Strep Infections

The only published clinical trial of prophylactic penicillin in children with this syndrome revealed no conclusive evidence that the antibiotic reduced clinical exacerbations.25 Admittedly, the duration of that study was too short to allow definite conclusions. A later report suggesting improvement of new-onset or acute exacerbations of symptoms in such children with antibiotics provides inadequate support for such an approach, because treatment was not placebo-controlled and was unblinded.26 It is well known in treatment studies of TS that there is a substantial placebo effect; the natural course of TS and OCD is such that exacerbations are followed by remissions. This latter phenomenon of “reversion to the mean” implies that virtually any intervention at the time of peak symptoms may seem successful. Only a double-blind, placebo-controlled study can identify a true therapeutic effect.

Another reason to feel comfortable with avoiding antibiotic treatment for these patients is that, to date, no cases have been reported to develop any rheumatic carditis as occurs in patients with Sydenham’s chorea. This is a very important point to remember, because some have attempted to relate this syndrome to rheumatic fever. It is recognized that as many as one third of patients with Sydenham’s chorea ultimately will have evidence of rheumatic valvular heart disease.27 This issue requires additional investigation, because the lack of heart disease strongly argues against a relationship between PANDAS and Sydenham’s chorea or other forms of rheumatic fever.

IS THERE A CASE FOR IMMUNOMODULATORS?

Because the postulated mechanism for a PANDAS syndrome implies an immunologic dysfunction, therapeutic trials have attempted to modify the effects of an immune response. A published study involving 29 patients fulfilling suggested criteria for PANDAS reported sustained benefits both after plasma exchange and in patients after intravenous immunoglobulin.28However, Singer,29 in an accompanying commentary, pointed out numerous methodologic concerns about the trial including highly selective recruitment, small sample size, lack of severity matching within treatment groups, limited comparisons with controls, absence of sham apheresis, concomitant use of psychotropic medications, possible treatment-order effects, and adverse effects that occurred in approximately two thirds of subjects receiving active treatment. A subsequent note of caution was issued in 2000 by the National Institute of Mental Health recommending that, at this time, plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin be reserved only for subjects participating in approved research protocols because there are distinct risks involved.30 To date, there are no additional published data to encourage use of these immune-modifying techniques.

CONCLUSIONS

The current state of knowledge dictates that the concept of a constellation of neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms that are associated with GABHS infections (the PANDAS hypothesis) should be considered only as a yet-unproved hypothesis. History reminds us that the same autoimmune hypothesis for childhood autism, including poststreptococcal elements,31 has been pursued for decades32 without conclusive proof. The PANDAS hypothesis is the focus of clinical and laboratory research. There currently is insufficient evidence to support routine laboratory testing or antibiotic/immune-modifying treatment for suspected cases. Although there is great need for a more effective diagnostic and therapeutic approach for these children, the clinician is obliged to await additional data from well-controlled prospective studies to determine whether PANDAS is a documentable entity or will remain an unproven hypothesis.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work was supported by National Institutes of Health research grant NS42240 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder • PANDAS, pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection • GABHS, group A β-hemolytic streptococcus • TS, Tourette’s syndrome

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Letter to Jerome Grasso, Legislative Associate at N.Y. State Senate: 12 LeRoy Girls Affected by Tics and Tourettes-Like Symptoms!

By: http://www.facebook.com/danieljleachjr

“A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rightswhich God has given them cannot be enslaved.It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” Benjamin Franklin(1706-1790) US Founding Father

Hi Jay this is Daniel we spoke today about the 12 young Lady s from Leroy. I just wanted to say thanks for helping in our concerned citizen investigation we have found you to be helpful. I can tell your as sincere in your concerns as we are. First thing I want to tell you is that we are not interested in doing a hit peace on anyone or any organization. As you know I spoke to you about the vaccine connection to this epidemic that the mainstream media is ignoring.

The documentary that we are working on is going to present a alternative view of this epidemic that is happening in Leroy  http://www.awareandprepare.com/gardasil-and-flu-vaccine-linked-to-tourettes/  Jay I have looked into this connection to bad vaccines and I believe it is our duty to be watchmen on the wall. “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.” Ezekiel 33:6 As you see Jay we are just trying to do our duty in being good citizens and as a Dad my self my heart goes out to all the family who have been effected in this tragic event! How many more of our children must be hurt in order for the big Vaccine corporations to profit at our children s expense?Daniel J Leach Jr1(585)236-9858

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Government Cover-Up of Tics and Tourettes-Like Symptoms at LeRoy, N.Y., High School!

One of the girls’ family member has, in an online forum, released a statement saying that her cousin indeed developed these symptoms just after receiving her third Gardasil shot and Flu Vaccine in Leroy, N.Y.

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My cousin is one of the girls. Once I heard what was going on with her I asked my dad if he knew if she had received the gardasil shot recently. He knew nothing about the shot or what it can do. So he called my Uncle and guess what? She had just had the third dose when her symptoms were so bad she could no longer walk. So far all of her doctors and specialists have denied that there could be any relationship. Rediculous. and worse her parents, according to my dad, had no idea that gardasil could lead to any of those symptoms. Sooo glad I looked into vaxing when I did and stopped with my ODS and do not vax my other children. I can’t believe this is news you all have heard of!
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We at the Anti New World Order Party believe that Erin Brockovich is being brought in to take your eye off the ball and to be a distraction from the big picture and thats obviously the poison in the Vaccines!  Id like to see all of the girls who have been infected by this illness come out in the open and say weather they have taken any of the Vaccines in the last 12 months.  If your a family Member or are a friend of one of these girls I would like to interview them about the Vaccines that they took.  Together we can expose this Cover up by the government and have those responsible for this cover up brought to justice!

National environmental groups such as one led by environmental activist Erin Brockovich, and others are in LeRoy this weekend to launch their own investigation. Brockovich’s team visited the LeRoy Junior-Senior High School on Saturday, and other parts of the town to get some ground samples they believe could shed some light on why a cluster of female students at the school developed tics, twitches and verbal outbursts last fall. One incident they are focusing on is a train derailment that happened near the high school 40-years ago. The industrial solvent trichlorothene, also known as “TCE” was spilled in the derailment 3 miles from the school. Environmental Investigator Bob Bowcock said, “I understand this school was built on old swamp lands so if you’ve reconfigured the ground water aquifer capability of breaching the surface, all those different things could have caused a released of the “TCE” into the surface environment from the subsurface environment.” School Superintendent Kim Cox stopped by the school to issue this statement saying, “Certainly anything that’s being taken, samples or anything being taken in the nature of this would be considered invalid because its not going through the appropriate protocols, and the district is working to do that an so that’s where our statement is.” School Superintendent Kim Cox

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/12-girls-at-ny-high-school-develop-inv…
http://sanevax.org/the-le-roy-twelve-and-dr-bernadine-healy-susceptible-group…
http://www.naturalnews.com/034635_schoolgirls_mystery_illness_New_York.html
http://www.noagendareport.com/?p=10382

Vaccination Liberation – Information

http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/njmsehpa.htm

Erin Brockovich Team to Test Ground Samples at Leroy High School Ground…BUT Will They Dismiss Poison in the Vaccines?

The Great Erin Brockovich and her Team are set to test ground samples at Leroy High School. That’s good. But the real question serious citizen investigators are asking is this: Will she also dismiss the poisons in the vaccines and their connection to the Tourette-like tics and other symptoms in our children that the mainstream media obstinately refuses to scrutinize! Why? Because they don’t want you to know the truth about Vaccines!

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” —Albert Einstein.  In my previouse blog post I have shown the connection to Vaccines, the Tics and Tourette-like illness!

Media Protects Deadly Vaccines

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One of the girls’ family member has, in an online forum, released a statement saying that her cousin indeed developed these symptoms just after receiving her third Gardasil shot and Flu Vaccine in Leroy, N.Y.

OT – Leroy 12.. Gardasil much!?? – None/Select/Delayed Vaccinations – BabyCenter.

Posted on 17 January

Once again the Mainstream Media is covering up the the fact that Vaccines can Cause bodily injury.  The mainstream news has failed to show the connection between Vaccines and Tics a Tourette-like illness in high school teen girl students at a Leroy High school in NY State.

Much like the Bilderberg group that makes the mainstream press part of the conspiracy of silence, causing them to ignore major story’s that would protect the American people.  For Lack of Knowledge My People Perish (Hosea 4:6)

“We are grateful to The Washington Post, New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years” . David Rockefeller (1991)Bilderberg Group

Shame on you Mainstream Media the People’s blood is on your hands  you will all be judged by God one day.  “If You Warn Not the People, Their Blood Is on Your Hand! … he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”Eze 33    But its seems that the people already have made a judgement against you because your a dying trade.

Vaccine Research
on Thimerosal:
Tics and More

Have you seen any articles in the media emphasizing that thimerosal in vaccines is a cause of tics?  Me neither, but we should have.

This article summarizes four studies on the use of thimerosal in vaccines and its effect on neurodevelopmental delays. The research was published between 2004 and 2008.

It is striking that the development of tics was the most common consequence of the thimerosal exposure based on the study of select conditions. We should point out that there is some controversy regarding the statistical approaches used in the different studies, particularly because some studies do not show a link to autism while others do.

To read the abstracts for each study, click on the link below. Our short summary is provided to  show the consistent tic connection. As you will see, other neurological conditions were also found to be negatively affected by the thimerosal.

This discovery on the relationship between the toxin methylmercury and the development of tics is hugely important. First, it highlights the relationship between tics and neurotoxins. This should put families on alert that they should not only avoid all exposures to toxins but should also consider evaluation for toxic overload, with follow-up treatment plans developed as needed. Second, given the results of this research, thimerosal exposure should be avoided by those with tics and Tourette syndrome as well as pregnant women. It is currently standard in flu vaccines, but you can request to have the vaccine without the preservative Thimerosal.

Thimerosal exposure in infants and neurodevelopmental disorders: an assessment of computerized medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink.

Summarized results: Consistent significantly increased rate ratios were observed for autism, autism spectrum disorders, tics, attention deficit disorder, and emotional disturbances with Hg exposure from TCVs.
Geier & Geier  J Neurol Sci. 2008 Aug 15;271(1-2):110-8. Epub 2008 May

A two-phased population epidemiological study of the safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines: a follow-up analysis.

. . . significant associations between cumulative exposures to thimerosal and the following types of NDs: unspecified developmental delay, tics, attention deficit disorder (ADD), language delay, speech delay, and neurodevelopmental delays in general.
Geier & Geier  Med Sci Monit. 2005 Apr;11(4):CR160-70. Epub 2005 Mar 24

Thimerosal exposure in infants and developmental disorders: a retrospective cohort study in the United kingdom does not support a causal association.

With the possible exception of tics, there was no evidence that thimerosal exposure via DTP/DT vaccines causes neurodevelopmental disorders.
Andrews, Miller, Grant et al Pediatrics. 2004 Sep;114(3):584-91

Safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines: a two-phased study of computerized health maintenance organization databases.

Relative risks for neurodevelopmental disorders were calculated per increase of 12.5 micro g of estimated cumulative mercury exposure from TCVs in the first, third, and seventh months of life. RESULTS: In phase I at HMO A, cumulative exposure at 3 months resulted in a significant positive association with tics.
Verstraeten, Davis, DeStefano et al; Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):1039-48

Erin Brockovich and Team to Test Ground Samples at Leroy High School

By: Deanna King
Updated: January 24, 2012
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Twelve girls who developed Tourette-like symptoms will undergo more tests this weekend.  The National Institutes of Health is stepping in to rule out other possible causes.  The girls will have a MRI and get checked for things like Lyme Disease Bacteria. A pediatric neurologist is also coming to town to rule out a disease called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.”These girls are getting sick like crazy up there.  We got four new cases over the weekend,” said James Dupont.   His daughter, Brooke, is one of 12 girls who have developed the uncontrollable tics.  Doctors treating the students diagnosed it as Conversion Disorder.  It means there are real symptoms, but no underlying cause.  Back in the day it was called Mass Hysteria.  Dupont isn’t buying it and wants the school grounds tested.  “If you read news articles from back then engineers were warning them not to build on that land because it was a known swamp and they didnt’ really know the past history of it,” said Dupont.Dupont says he has been contacted by other parents, outside of Leroy, whose children have similar symptoms.  In one case, a teenager who lives near Albany, documents her illness on YouTube.  Lori Brownell and her classmate both ate at a Leroy restaurant last summer.  It could just be a strange coincidence, but Dupont doesn’t want to take any chances.  In the next few days environmental activist, Erin Brockovich, is sending a team to test ground samples at the school.   “This is about getting the girls the proper help, finding the problem and correcting the problem,” said Dupont.  “It’s not about any gain for any one family.  That is not our intention.  We just want to get the kids better.”

Tics Strikes Students Thimerosal in Vaccines causes Tourette-like illness at Leroy High School in NY

Media Protects Deadly Vaccines

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Once again the Mainstream Media is covering up the the fact that Vaccines can Cause bodily injury.  The mainstream news has failed to show the connection between Vaccines and Tics a Tourette-like illness in high school teen girl students at a Leroy High school in NY State.

Much like the Bilderberg group that makes the mainstream press part of the conspiracy of silence, causing them to ignore major story’s that would protect the American people.  For Lack of Knowledge My People Perish (Hosea 4:6)

“We are grateful to The Washington Post, New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years” . David Rockefeller (1991)Bilderberg Group

Shame on you Mainstream Media the People’s blood is on your hands  you will all be judged by God one day.  “If You Warn Not the People, Their Blood Is on Your Hand! … he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”Eze 33    But its seems that the people already have made a judgement against you because your a dying trade.

Vaccine Research
on Thimerosal:
Tics and More

Have you seen any articles in the media emphasizing that thimerosal in vaccines is a cause of tics?  Me neither, but we should have.

This article summarizes four studies on the use of thimerosal in vaccines and its effect on neurodevelopmental delays. The research was published between 2004 and 2008.

It is striking that the development of tics was the most common consequence of the thimerosal exposure based on the study of select conditions. We should point out that there is some controversy regarding the statistical approaches used in the different studies, particularly because some studies do not show a link to autism while others do.

To read the abstracts for each study, click on the link below. Our short summary is provided to  show the consistent tic connection. As you will see, other neurological conditions were also found to be negatively affected by the thimerosal.

This discovery on the relationship between the toxin methylmercury and the development of tics is hugely important. First, it highlights the relationship between tics and neurotoxins. This should put families on alert that they should not only avoid all exposures to toxins but should also consider evaluation for toxic overload, with follow-up treatment plans developed as needed. Second, given the results of this research, thimerosal exposure should be avoided by those with tics and Tourette syndrome as well as pregnant women. It is currently standard in flu vaccines, but you can request to have the vaccine without the preservative Thimerosal.

Thimerosal exposure in infants and neurodevelopmental disorders: an assessment of computerized medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink.

Summarized results: Consistent significantly increased rate ratios were observed for autism, autism spectrum disorders, tics, attention deficit disorder, and emotional disturbances with Hg exposure from TCVs.
Geier & Geier  J Neurol Sci. 2008 Aug 15;271(1-2):110-8. Epub 2008 May

A two-phased population epidemiological study of the safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines: a follow-up analysis.

. . . significant associations between cumulative exposures to thimerosal and the following types of NDs: unspecified developmental delay, tics, attention deficit disorder (ADD), language delay, speech delay, and neurodevelopmental delays in general.
Geier & Geier  Med Sci Monit. 2005 Apr;11(4):CR160-70. Epub 2005 Mar 24

Thimerosal exposure in infants and developmental disorders: a retrospective cohort study in the United kingdom does not support a causal association.

With the possible exception of tics, there was no evidence that thimerosal exposure via DTP/DT vaccines causes neurodevelopmental disorders.
Andrews, Miller, Grant et al Pediatrics. 2004 Sep;114(3):584-91

Safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines: a two-phased study of computerized health maintenance organization databases.

Relative risks for neurodevelopmental disorders were calculated per increase of 12.5 micro g of estimated cumulative mercury exposure from TCVs in the first, third, and seventh months of life. RESULTS: In phase I at HMO A, cumulative exposure at 3 months resulted in a significant positive association with tics.
Verstraeten, Davis, DeStefano et al; Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):1039-48

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