Activated Borna disease virus in affective disorders.

  title={Activated Borna disease virus in affective disorders.},
  author={Ron Ferszt and Emanuel Severus and Liv Bode and Michael A. Brehm and K{\"u}hl K-P and H. Berzewski and Hanns Ludwig},
  volume={32 3},
BACKGROUND Borna disease virus (BDV) is an animal pathogen that causes behavioral changes in animals. Previous studies have found a high prevalence of serum antibodies as well as Borna disease viral antigens (BDVAGs) and RNA in the white blood cells of psychiatric patients, especially those with affective disorders. The present study attempts to offer a better description of the BDVAG cohort using clinical parameters. METHODS The prevalence of BDVAG was examined in the peripheral mononuclear… CONTINUE READING