Gastrointestinal microflora studies in late-onset autism.

  title={Gastrointestinal microflora studies in late-onset autism.},
  author={Sydney M. Finegold and Denise R Molitoris and Yuli Song and Chengxu Liu and Marja-Liisa Vaisanen and Ellen R Bolte and Maureen McTeague and Richard Sandler and Hannah Wexler and Elizabeth M. Marlowe and Matthew David Collins and Paul A. Lawson and Paula H. Summanen and Mehmet Baysallar and Thomas J. Tomzynski and Erik K. Read and Eric J Johnson and Rial D. Rolfe and Palwasha Nasir and Haroun Shah and David A. Haake and Patricia Manning and Ajay Kaul},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
  • S. Finegold, D. Molitoris, A. Kaul
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Some cases of late-onset (regressive) autism may involve abnormal flora because oral vancomycin, which is poorly absorbed, may lead to significant improvement in these children. Fecal flora of children with regressive autism was compared with that of control children, and clostridial counts were higher. The number of clostridial species found in the stools of children with autism was greater than in the stools of control children. Children with autism had 9 species of Clostridium not found in… 

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