Posted by Liz
on September 05, 2000 at 22:19:01:
In Reply to: hep B and autism posted by Brenda on September 05, 2000 at 20:45:29:
: I just want to know if there is a connection between hepB and Autism .I also would like to know if you can develop Autism as say a 4 yerar old when you had been normal all your life? i have a friend and we suspect her son has it but seemed ok as an small child until about three years ago he is now 7.I amm just wanting some info for her...Thanks
If your friend has concerns about her child she should have him seen by a developmental pediatrician or a psychologist. Age four would be a late age for onset, but sometimes symptoms are there and do not become obvious until children are older.
Many people do feel there is a link between immunizations and autism. However, this theory has not been proven and won't be supported by most medical professionals.
I hope that your friend is able to get the help she needs for her son. God bless.