Table 3: Results of qPCR analysis of the faecal samples (bacteria(log)/ of faeces) from pet-exposed, non-wheezing (nWB) infants ( ) and non-exposed, wheezing (WB) infants ( ) at one month of age.

Median RangeSamples ( ); ND value

Bifidobacterium sp.
 nWB9.576.56–10.2900.06
 WB7.416.38–10.650
B. longum
 nWB8.59ND–10.4420.02*
 WB5.94ND–9.864
B. breve
 nWBNDND–9.96160.02*
 WBNDND–9.385
B. bifidum
 nWBNDND–9.85120.30
 WBNDND–6.155
B. adolescentis
 nWBNDND–8.30130.10
 WBNDND10
B. catenulatum
 nWBNDND–9.5490.70
 WBNDND–10.106
Staph. aureus
 nWBNDND–6.65120.80
 WBNDND–6.007
Akkermansia muciniphila
 nWBNDND–5.36150.25
 WBNDND–4.707
Clostridium coccoides group
 nWBNDND–7.5990.80
 WBNDND–8.977
Clostridium leptum subgroup
 nWBNDND–8.7890.78
 WBNDND–5.116
Clostridium perfringens
 nWBNDND–9.00140.45
 WBNDND–5.097
Clostridium difficile
 nWBNDND–8.59140.87
 WBNDND–7.967

*Significant differences between pet-exposed non-wheezing and non-exposed wheezing infants.
Mann-Whitney test.
Bacteria not detected.