A Danish National Birth Cohort study of maternal HSV-2 antibodies as a risk factor for schizophrenia in their offspring.

@article{Mortensen2010ADN,
  title={A Danish National Birth Cohort study of maternal HSV-2 antibodies as a risk factor for schizophrenia in their offspring.},
  author={Preben B Mortensen and Carsten B\ocker Pedersen and David Michael Hougaard and Bent N\orgaard-Petersen and Ole Mors and Anders D. B\orglum and Robert Yolken},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2010},
  volume={122 1-3},
  pages={257-63}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have implicated early infections, including maternal infection with herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), as an environmental risk factor for schizophrenia. METHODS A case-control study nested within the national Danish birth cohort constituted by the PKU Biobank covering all children born in Denmark since 1981. 602 cases of schizophrenia (ICD-10 F20) were ascertained in the Danish Psychiatric Central Register, covering all in- and out-patient contacts in Denmark, and 602… CONTINUE READING
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