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Is stem cell therapy advisable for autism?

Dear Sir/Madam,
My son is Autistic diagnosed by NIHMANS , Bangalore in the year 2001 and presently we are residing at Noida (NCR). Recently we came to know that in India many of the private hospitals at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune started stem cell therapy for autism and claiming clinical improvement ,consequently it ignited a hope for his better future.
In view of above we want to know that:
1- Is stem cell therapy really beneficial in autism?

Regards
M.K.GOYAL

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015
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Dear Mr. Goyal,

At best, stem cell therapy is experimental in nature. I would be unable to either recommend it to you or deter you from going ahead. You should visit a stem cell therapy center and meet the doctor first and resolve all the doubts before you go ahead with it. You should note that the same thing applies to chelation therapy for autism. Beware of money-making rackets! Do your own research before submitting your son to an experiment which is likely very expensive.

Remember also that autism tends to reduce as the child grows older. I hope you are going to the counsellor and their multi-pronged behavioural remedial therapy!
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Is stem cell therapy advisable for autism?

Dear Mr. Goyal, At best, stem cell therapy is experimental in nature. I would be unable to either recommend it to you or deter you from going ahead. You should visit a stem cell therapy center and meet the doctor first and resolve all the doubts before you go ahead with it. You should note that the same thing applies to chelation therapy for autism. Beware of money-making rackets! Do your own research before submitting your son to an experiment which is likely very expensive. Remember also that autism tends to reduce as the child grows older. I hope you are going to the counsellor and their multi-pronged behavioural remedial therapy!