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Table 7 Gut Microbiota quantification between non-significant hepatic fibrosis & significant hepatic fibrosis group. Quantity of bacteria (copy number DNA per gram fecal)

From: The role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) patients evaluated using Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) Transient Elastography (TE): a tertiary referral center experience

Species All patients (N = 60) Non Significance Fibrosis
F0-F1 (N = 35)
Significance Fibrosis
F2-F4 (N = 25)
P value
Bifidobacteria 6.79 × 103 (4.25 × 104) 1.05 × 104 (5.56 × 104) 1.61 × 103 (4.67 × 103) 0.880c
Lactobacillus 4.77 × 104 (1.32 × 105) 3.44 × 104 (7.63 × 104) 6.64 × 104 (1.86 × 105) 0.222c
Bacteroides 2.32 × 105 (2.80 × 105) 1.85 × 105 (2.27 × 105) 2.98 × 105 (3.34 × 105) 0.130c
  1. cMan Whitney test