BioMed Research International / 2013 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Antibodies against Food Antigens in Patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Figure 3

Mean SEM and individual titers of AGA-IgG (anti-α-gliadin IgG) are reported; normal range cutoff is indicated by the dotted line (50 U/mL). (a) 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); AGA-IgG were increased in ASDs versus healthy children ( , Kruskal Wallis test, Dunn's multiple comparison test). (b) The investigated subjects were divided in four groups to be compared on the basis of normal/altered intestinal permeability: ASDs children with normal (AU normal) or altered (AU altered) LA/MA values and healthy children with normal (HC normal) or altered LA/MA values (HC altered); AGA IgG titers in ASDs were increased irrespective of intestinal permeability ( , Mann Whitney test).
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