Table 14

Correlations of symptoms of "Eating/licking paint" and "pica" with symptoms of autism and urinary excretion of metals (at baseline or immediately after the 9th dose of DMSA in Phase 1).

Eating/Licking Paint

Pica


ATEC Total

n.s.

0.33

ADOS Total

0.39

0.43

SAS

0.54

0.63

PDD-BI - modified Autism subscale

0.51

0.54

Pb-b

n.s.

0.32

Pb-9

0.62

0.40

Sn-b

0.35

0.34

Tl-b

0.29

0.38

Tl-9

0.39

0.33

Sb-b

0.49

0.45

W-b

0.31

0.45

Al-9

0.38

n.s.


Correlations of symptoms were checked for all toxic metals listed in table 2, but only the significant ones (r > 0.30) are listed below.

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