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Table 5 Cultured and microscopic yeast.

From: Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism – comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity

  Autism/Aspergers Control P-value
Candida albicans 15.6%
(0.24 ± 0.7)
10.3%
(0.13 ± 0.4)
n.s.
Other yeast 12.1%
(0.12 ± 0.3)
2.6%
(0.05 ± 0.3)
n.s.
Dysbiotic yeast 6.9%
(0.14 ± 0.8)
None detected n.s.
Yeast (microscopic) 70.7%
(1.45 ± 1.4)
84.7%
(1.87 ± 1.4)
n.s.
  1. The table indicates the percentage of participants with detectable (> 0) bacteria and in parenthesis average values and standard deviation.
  2. Numerical values of bacteriology culture ranged from 0-4. Variations in cultured and microscopic concentrations are typical due to the non-uniform distribution of yeast in the stool.