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Schizophr Res. 1997 Feb 28;23(3):253-7.

Borna disease virus antibodies and the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia.

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Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Catonsville 21228, USA.

Abstract

We detected anti-Borna disease virus (BDV) antibodies at a 14.4% rate in patients with schizophrenia. The hypothesis of a higher rate of BDV seropositivity in deficit syndrome was borne out in a subset of 64 patients categorized according to the Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome with 5/15 seropositive deficit and 4/49 seropositive nondeficit (p < 0.05). This suggests that the antibodies and possibly a BDV-like virus are pathogenetically linked to this form of schizophrenia.

PMID:
9075304
DOI:
10.1016/s0920-9964(96)00114-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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