Table 2

Relationships between laboratory findings and cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans

Variable cnm-positive S. mutans P value
(−)(+)
AST(IU/mL)27.5 (20.5–60.5)34.0 (19.0–61.0)0.91
ALT(IU/mL)31.5 (22.8–82.3)33.0 (25.0–59.0)0.97
Ferritin(ng/mL)168 (59–302)158 (23–321)0.68
Insulin(µlU/mL)11.2 (7.1–18.2)11.6 (5.4–18.2)0.96
Type IV collagen 7S(ng/mL)4.4 (3.7–5.3)5.1 (4.0–7.9)0.13
Adiponectin(µg/mL)9.2 (7.1–13.9)6.7 (4.1–10.8)0.10
TNF-α(pg/mL)1.04 (0.9–1.4)1.05 (0.7–1.6)0.90
hs-CRP(µg/mL)728 (336–1845)541 (186–1890)0.36
IL-6(pg/mL)2.0 (1.7–3.3)1.9 (1.6–3.3)0.95
  • Data are expressed as median (IQR). Significant differences between groups were determined by the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.

  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; hs-CRP, hypersensitive C-reactive protein; IL-6, interleukin-6; TNF-α, tumour necrosis factor-alpha.