Remarkable Findings of Auto-antibodies: Testing and Treatment

New data shows that many children with autism and their parents produce auto-antibodies to a folate receptor which can lead to a condition called Cerebral Folate Deficiency (CFD). Multiple studies have shown CFD can cause autism, seizures, mitochondrial disease, motor abnormalities or other neurological problems. Dr. Rossignol will review recent studies and research on testing for these antibodies and innovative treatments that are typically covered by insurance. He will also discuss his current IRB approved study he is conducting with Dr. Richard Frye. Case studies treated by Dr. Rossignol over the last 9 months on newly diagnosed children, tough nut children and, surprisingly, their parents will be presented. This technique will potentially be invaluable for prevention, early intervention, and treatment of autism.

Daniel A. Rossignol, MD

Dr. Rossignol received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia. He is currently a physician at ICDRC in Melbourne, FL. Coming from an academic background, Dr. Rossignol searched the medical literature looking for a solution after both of his children were diagnosed with autism. Finding no obvious solution, he made it his mission to research and publish in autism. In the last 5 years, he has published 8 papers as the lead author for a total of 14 papers on autism with 5 more to be published this year. He has also written 3 book chapters on autism. Dr Rossignol received the prestigious Edgar End Memorial Award from the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society for his pioneering paper in hyperbaric research in autism.