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Table 14 Correlations of symptoms of "Eating/licking paint" and "pica" with symptoms of autism and urinary excretion of metals (at baseline or immediately after the 9thdose of DMSA in Phase 1).

From: Safety and efficacy of oral DMSA therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders: Part A - Medical results

  Eating/Licking Paint Pica
ATEC Total n.s. 0.33
ADOS Total 0.39 0.43
SAS 0.54 0.63
PDD-BI - modified Autism subscale 0.51 0.54
Pb-b n.s. 0.32
Pb-9 0.62 0.40
Sn-b 0.35 0.34
Tl-b 0.29 0.38
Tl-9 0.39 0.33
Sb-b 0.49 0.45
W-b 0.31 0.45
Al-9 0.38 n.s.
  1. Correlations of symptoms were checked for all toxic metals listed in table 2, but only the significant ones (r > 0.30) are listed below.