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Table 2 Relationship between hormonal profile and autistic severity.

From: Basal and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Stimulated Plasma Cortisol Levels Among Egyptian Autistic Children: Relation to Disease Severity

  Mild to moderate
(n = 26)
Severe
(n = 24)
t p
Morning basal cortisol
(ug/dl)
12.96 ± 4.28
(5.32-19.29)
8.15 ± 4.14
(2.41-16.32)
3.90 0.041*
Morning ACTH
(Pg/ml)
26.94 ± 5.02
(18.82-49.61)
33.83 ± 6.08
(20.89-56.24)
4.32 0.033*
Cortisol 60 minutes
after ACTH
stimulation (ug/dl)
23.42 ± 4.01
(17.10-28.08)
19.94 ± 1.89
(14.38-22.92)
5.29 0.040*
  1. Results are expressed as mean± SD and range, P < 0.05*: significant, ACTH: adrenocorticotropic hormone