Two case reports from patients referred for MELISA testing by Dr. Jan Croonenberghs, Centre for Child and Adulthood Psychiatry, University of Antwerpen, Belgium.

Summary of findings:

The results of MELISA testing indicate allergy to thimerosal, methyl mercury and aluminium in the autistic children below. Since the children were exposed to many mercury and aluminium-containing vaccines and exhibited post-vaccination side-effects, it is plausible that they have been sensitized to mercury through vaccinations. The clinical relevance of these findings for the development of autistic behaviour remains to be seen.

Antoine, 7 year old boy

  • Healthy at birth (July 1995)
  • First symptoms of autism as baby; strong aggravations of symptoms at 15-18 months
  • Autism diagnosis: June 1996, 11 months old
  • Side-effects after vaccination: Fever for three days
  • Health problems: Digestive problems, food allergy (dairy products), skin lesions, eczema, rashes and irritation from metal contact
  • Mother: Dental work during pregnancy, intolerance to metal earrings

Antoine’s vaccination history:

Vaccines marked with red contain organic mercury preservative thimerosal

  1. Oct 1995: Polio + HiB (Heamophilius influenza type B) + Combivax (Difteria-Tetanus-Pertussis)
  2. Nov 1995: HiB + Combivax
  3. Dec 1995: HiB + Combivax
  4. Feb 1996: Engerix-B (Hepatitis B)
  5. July 1996: Engerix-B
  6. Aug 1996: Engerix-B
  7. Oct 1997: HiB + MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella)
  8. July 1997: Combivax + oral polio

The responses in MELISA:


Arno, 8 year old boy

  • Normal IQ at birth: July 1994
  • Autism diagnosis: November 1999
  • Side-effects after vaccination: Temperature, fatigue, crying for one week
  • Health problems: Asthma, food sensitivity, digestive problems, skin lesions, eczema
  • Prenatal metal exposure: Mother smoked during pregnancy
  • Heredity: Another child affected by Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Mother does not tolerate silver and cosmetics
  • Family lives near military airport

Arno’s vaccination history :

Vaccines marked with red contain organic mercury preservative thimerosal

  1. Oct 1994: Polio + Tetract-HIB (HiB + Diphtheria + Pertussis + Tetanus ) + Engerix B
  2. Nov 1994: Tetract-HIB + Engerix B
  3. Feb 1995: Polio + Tetract-HIB + Engerix B
  4. Jan 1996: Polio + Tetract-HIB + Engerix B
  5. June 1996: Polio + Rubella

The responses in MELISA:


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