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Table 2 Combined results showing number, age of participants, serological and nested PCR for Toxoplasmosis gondii detection for all samples. In which, Mo, mothers; N, non-autistic children and A, autistic children

From: Maternal toxoplasmosis and the risk of childhood autism: serological and molecular small-scale studies

Groups Number of Participants Age range (Years) Samples with negative results of nested PCR B1 gene (−) Samples with positive results of nested PCR B1 gene (+)
Mothers (Mo) 36 35–49 21 samples (19.4%)
(3Mo, 12 N & 6A)
All have negative results IgG−/IgM-
- 6 samples (5.56%)
(6Mo) with IgG+/IgM+
- 18 samples (16.67%)
(6 N & 12A) with IgG+/IgM-
- 12 samples (11.11%)
(3Mo & 9A) with IgG−/IgM+
- 51 samples (47.2%)
(24Mo, 18 N & 9A) with IgG−/IgM-
Non-autistic children (N) 36 5–23 Age difference between non-autistic and autistic children in the same family ranges from 1 to 17 years
- Gender (18 male & 18 female)  
Autistic children (A) 36 3–17
- Gender (20 male & 16 female)  
Total 108    21 (19.4%) 87 (80.56%)