Mechanistic Theories of the Gut-Brain Axis in the Setting of Autism and Intestinal Inflammation
Autism associated inflammatory bowel disease is well established, but little is known about the intestinal mechanisms by which bowel inflammation can impact early brain development. This lecture synthesizes the autism related GI data from numerous peer reviewed publications and creates one cohesive theory that helps explain the unique intestinal pathology that could potentially lead to downstream developmental and neurologic deficits.
Dr. Krigsman is a pediatrician and board certified pediatric gastroenterologist who has evaluated and treated over 1400 children suffering from autism and a variety of gastrointestinal problems. He maintains offices in both New York City and Austin, Texas, is actively involved in clinical research, and has presented his findings in peer reviewed journals, scientific meetings, and at a congressional hearing dealing with autism and its possible causes.