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An R Acad Nac Med (Madr). 2012;129(1):123-33; discussion 133-6.

[Schizophenia and premorbid infections].

[Article in Spanish]


Schizophrenia is a disease of unknown etiology. Many authors have studied its association with infections. By meta-analysis viruses are the most studied agents, relationship with the Borna virus and human endogenous retrovirus W. Also, C. pneumoniae and C. psittaci DNA in blood are more common in patients. Finally, there is association with parasitism by T. gondii, despite the existence of publication bias. Serologically, in our environment, anti-Toxoplasma IgG may be a risk factor related to schizophrenia, and may have potential value for better diagnosis and prevention.

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