SUMMARY: This study found that antibodies against Candida yeast were higher in children with autism compared to typical children (control). While this study looked at antibody levels and not the actual yeast population itself, it is still interesting to note that in the Comparing GI flora in autistic children to typical children study, there was no difference in the amount of yeast in fecal samples of autistic vs typical children.
LESSON COMMENTS: This is a short article that is easy to read and great to compare to Comparing GI flora in autistic children to typical children. Other topics that can be covered include: commensal organisms, antibiotic use and mechanism, different type of immunoglobulin, and analysis of experiment results. How did measuring a different factor produce different results? Why?
Hughes, H. K., & Ashwood, P. (2018). Anti-Candida albicans IgG Antibodies in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Frontiers in psychiatry, 9, 627. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00627