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Volume 3, issue 3

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Immunological factors in pathogenesis of schizophrenia

Janusz Rybakowski1
1. Katedry i Kliniki Psychiatrii AM w Bydgoszczy
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 349-355
Keywords: schizophrenia, immunology, pathogenesis

Abstract

An autoimmunological reaction to viral infection in an early stage of the brain development may be considered as a pathogenic factor contributing in some schizophrenic patients to the onset of this disease. This is reflected in microstructural abnormalities in the brain, as well as in changes in the immunological system found in some schizophrenic patients.

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