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Figure 4: Mean SEM and individual titers of DPG-IgA and IgG (anti-deamidated gliadin peptides IgA and IgG) are reported. The investigated subjects were divided in three groups to be compared on the basis of diet regimen: ASDs children on a regular diet (AU RD) or on GF/CF diet (AU GF/CF) and healthy children (HC RD). (a) DPG-IgA values are reported; normal range cutoff is indicated by the dotted line (5,5 U/mL): significant differences were shown between AU RD and HC RD ( Kruskal Wallis test, Dunn's multiple comparison test). (b) DPG-IgG values are reported; normal range cutoff is indicated by the dotted line (10 U/mL): DPG-IgG were increased in ASDs versus healthy children ( , Kruskal Wallis test, Dunn's multiple comparison test). Diet restrictions were ineffective in a few subjects.