Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism -- comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity

  title={Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism -- comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity},
  author={James B. Adams and Leah J Johansen and Linda D Powell and David W. Quig and Robert A. Rubin},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  pages={22 - 22}
BackgroundChildren with autism have often been reported to have gastrointestinal problems that are more frequent and more severe than in children from the general population.MethodsGastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status were assessed from stool samples of 58 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and 39 healthy typical children of similar ages. Stool testing included bacterial and yeast culture tests, lysozyme, lactoferrin, secretory IgA, elastase, digestion markers, short… 
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