Web Avatars: Erasmus and Kinkajou
DR Xxxxx: This case illustrates the extreme danger posed by the Paill Spectrum Illnesses to the developing child's brain. Children lose their capacity to read and write, destroying their prospects for education and a career.
Kinkajou: "All over Red Rover, and at only five years old as well".
Erasmus: The sad thing is that treatment can make a huge difference to long term outcomes. But most of these kids only ever get diagnosed as just being "stupid".
Kinkajou: I've talked to some people who've said how much the Paill Treatment has helped thier own kids. Even simple treatments make a difference, with persistence.
DR Xxxxx: Dyslexia affects this young girl, once the brightest, cleverest, and best speller in the class. After an attack of Paill Spectrum Dyslexia, she had extreme trouble remembering words. She improved on Paill Spectrum treatment. Nutritional and immunity damaging risk factors (vitamin deficiency and gluten allergy / gluten intolerance) feature in the progress of the illness. Number recall testing is a crucial method of assessing treatment progress.
This little girl has presented with acute dyslexia. This is an episode of "2nd wave" damage due to Paill Spectrum infection. There is a background of wheat (gluten) allergy. The condition improved markedly on antibiotics and nutritional therapy.
Female Six and a half years old
10th December 2001:
Presenting complaint is severe eczema.
This involves the back, neck, knees, arms and front of the mid-arm at elbow crease level.
Cefaclor (broad spectrum antibiotic) and
Elocon Cream (a very powerful steroid cream). Back to top
11th December 2001
Allergy Skin Test Performed Today:
Dust mite:no allergy (negative)
Cockroach: no allergy (negative)
Cat:no allergy (negative)
Basically a well child: only occasionally requiring treatment.
Seen only for one episode of a cold with perhaps some sinusitis and for one routine vaccination till this year. Back to top
The test has confirmed that the child does indeed have some important and common allergies.
18th September 2002
Mother complains the child is always tired.
In bed by 6pm and wakes at 6-6.30am Cranky
There is a family history of non-insulin dependent diabetes.
She has always been a sleeper and cries easily.
Liver, kidney functions and blood sugar are all reported normal.
Cholesterol 3.9 (Reference Range 2.5-4.5)
Weight: 25kg: 90%
(She is more weighty than 90% of children, exactly her age).
(She is taller than 97% of children, exactly her age).
It was decided in consultation with the parents that a wheat free diet may benefit the child. It was decided not to do an endoscopy.
Over the next few months: mother says her daughter has benefited to some extent from a wheat free diet.
26th July 2003Back to top
Today the child presented with a facial rash: around the eyes and around the mouth. The rash also affected neck creases and elbow creases.
The appearance is suggestive of an allergic (atopic) rash.
The child has been itching and complaining of stinging.
Mother said she was often tired. There was no bruising.
Mum says: "The child was incredibly clumsy. She was not very coordinated and tended to trip a lot." Mum says she even runs clumsy, though she has been looking better with time this year.
Mum mentions that the child complains that her legs are sore; she cannot stand, as she is too tired and can occasionally cry with sore legs.
On examination: Back to top
There is an impression of slightly “flat” appearance
She really does not look very well, but there is nothing specifically wrong with her.
Chest is OK, very mild red throat noted
In the number recall test, the doctor says a number and the child is asked to repeat the number by writing the number down on a piece of paper.
This is a highly significant result and shows some characteristic errors that are typical of this child's condition. I believe it is not possible for a child with this learning problem to be the best speller in the class. This problem therefore has appeared to have developed only very recently.
Pulse Rate 60 regular (normal).
Cervical Lymph Nodes: A little enlarged
Faintly red throat only.
Treatment : XXXX for three days : see final case notes on our CD Book.
XXXX course: see final case notes on our CD Book.
The initial treatments of Paill Spectrum are specified on the treatment page, but need to be modified for use by children in terms of both: doses of medications as well as types of medications.
29th July, 2003 Back to top
Child appears slightly more spontaneous
Impression : Very few mistakes and much better performance compared to the previous few days. The child looks like she is doing well. On the previous test , the child looked distressed doing the test.
The weird extra number error is gone now. (I have not included these examples , to keep the case simple and readable. The full notes are of course available on our CD Book).
A test result pattern on the blood test suggests that the child has the PaillSpectrum Syndrome.
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7th October, 2003
The child has definitely picked up. Not as tired. Not as moody
Everyday crying and upsets has stopped and largely happens only if she eats wheat.
Even if she has lollies with a bit of wheat, she is unwell for days.
A biscuit eaten will trigger a rash appearing under the eyes and the facial skin will peel.
The child still says she has pains in the stomach daily.
Even though she has more energy, she tires very easily.
Mother mentions that in the last few days at school , the child fell over three times and seems to be quite clumsy.
Aggression seems to have faded and is back to the usual fighting with her sister.
Teacher says I am very happy with her reading. She makes spelling mistakes, but these are felt to be usual for a kid of her age.
There are many fewer complaints of pain in the legs, but the complaints still occur frequently.
On examination: Back to top
She really looks a bit brighter and smiles a bit more.
What physical examination needs to be made ?
What investigations are required?
What treatment is required?
What complications have occurred?
What is the diagnosis?
DR Xxxxx: Most doctors would have no idea what dyslexia is , much less how to diagnose it.
Kinkajou: Yes, I can see most of those idiots thinking it has to do with being unable to read.
Erasmus: Dr Xxxxx said that dyslexia is actually a defect in "Symbolic Speech Processing", associated with a memory problem and neural cross linking. Essentially kids remember things out of sequence. For example, the inability to recognise the difference between b d or p is a failure to recognise these abstract symbols and to notice the difference between them . Kids flip letters upside down and back to front and misremember sequences of letters or numbers. Since learning to read is about pattern recognition, these kids find it almost impossible to learn to read as they can't "see" the pattern. All words almost all look the same.
Kinkajou: I've heard that neuropsychologists and paediatricians can identify kids with these problems after an intensive assessment that only takes an hour or so.
Erasmus: : Most kids can be identified with some simple memory tests that even a parent can do. These tests take only minutes.
Erasmus: I mentioned this to a teacher once. She said that you can identify cases even easier than that. Then average teacher in one quick glance around a room ,can see the kids in whom the lights have gone out. Kids developing early and severe brain damage , that will affect every aspect of their lives forever.
Kinkajou: Sad but true, the misery that Paill Spectrum can do.
Most doctors have no idea, but its not their kids minds on the line.
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DR Xxxxx: Dyslexia causes learning problems and developmental delay in children. Affected patients may be clumsy, show unusual symptoms such as bruising easily. Treatment by nutritional and antibiotic therapy can stabilise the developing deficits or problems. Parents see there is something wrong. Neuropsychological assessments are not helpful. Teachers can't recognise it."
Paill Spectrum has a role in multiple diseases and conditions such as:
Autism, Aspergers, anxiety, depression, dyslexia, schizophrenia, memory loss, ADD, chronic fatigue, learning difficulties,bad behaviour, road rage, and obesity. See our advice sheets for information on what you can do t help your child.
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