Trichuris Suis Ova Treatment of Adult Autism Symptom Domains

ID Number 08-0977

Principal Investigator(s)
Alexander Kolevzon

Department(s) or Division(s)
Psychiatry

Description

This study is designed to assess the efficacy of a porcine whipworm on autism symptoms. There is a significant amount of evidence to suggest that patients with autism and their families have higher rates of immune system dysfunction, and immune dysregulation may be associated with symptoms of ASD. In this study, TSO are ingested by adults with autism, eggs hatch in the gastrointestinal system and potentially activate the immune system against the whipworm to promote a more adaptive immune response and reduce the proliferation of inflammatory immune molecules.



Contact Information
Sarah Teitelbaum
(212) 241-3692
sarah.teitelbaum@mssm.edu


Recruiting Patients: No