Father finds antibiotics help autistic son, gains attention of medical community

March 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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When John Rodakis’ autistic son was diagnosed with strep throat, he was prescribed a ten-day treatment of amoxicillin, the standard procedure for children with the disease. Rodakis noticed his son’s autism symptoms improved while taking the medication.

“He began making eye contact, which he had previously avoided,” said Rodakis in an article published in Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. “His speech, which was severely delayed, began to improve markedly; he became less ‘rigid’ in his insistence for sameness and routine; and he also displaye...

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