Letter to the Editor

RH negative link to autism found

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

To the editor:

Thank you for your coverage of the vaccine issue. I am the mother of a 12-year-old-boy who is labeled autistic. I received RhoGam in the 28th week of my pregnancy to compensate for my rhesis negative blood type. RhoGam contained 150 micrograms of thimerosal.

My son has pituitary and endocrine dysfunction, low growth hormone, hyperinsulienemia and hypothyroidism because of this exposure. Clinics that serve autistic children report 62 percent of their patients were born to RH negative moms who received RhoGam. I wish more reporters would cover this. People will be outraged when they realize their children also had this exposure.

Keep up the great work.

LINDA WEINMASTER

Lawrence, Kan.