Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in individuals with first-episode schizophrenia

Citation
Rh. Yolken et al., Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in individuals with first-episode schizophrenia, CLIN INF D, 32(5), 2001, pp. 842-844
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Immunology
Journal title
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
1058-4838 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
842 - 844
Database
ISI
SICI code
1058-4838(20010301)32:5<842:ATTGII>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
We employed enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and Western blotting techniques to mea sure the level of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii proteins in serum samples from 38 individuals undergoing their first episode of schizophrenia and fr om a group of matched control subjects. We found that the individuals with first-episode schizophrenia had significantly increased levels of IgG, IgM, and IgA class antibodies to Toxoplasma proteins, as compared with the cont rol subjects.