Table 6

Digestion/Absorption Markers.

Autism/Aspergers

Control

P-value


Elastase

(μg/mL)

487.0 ± 38.3

481.5 ± 61.1

n.s.

Fat Stain

0.17 ± 0.6

0.21 ± 0.6

n.s.

Muscle Fibers

0.19 ± 0.4

0.33 ± 0.5

n.s.

Vegetable Fibers

1.24 ± 0.6

1.28 ± 0.5

n.s.

Carbohydrates

0.17 +/- 0.68

None detected

n.s.


Fat stain, muscle fibers, and vegetable fibers were rated 0-4 with 0 = none, 1 = rare, 2 = few, 3 = moderate, 4 = many. Carbohydrates were listed as either negative or positive with a positive value indicating carbohydrate malabsorption from the presence of reducing substances in the stool sample.

Adams et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:22   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-22

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