Assay of interferon and viral antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid in clinical neurology and psychiatry.

Cerebrospinal fluids (CSF) of 245 neurological and 194 psychiatric patients were tested for viral antibodies and interferon. Complement dependent neutralizing antibodies to Herpesvirus hominis 1 were found in the CSF of patients with encephalitis (50.6%), meningitis (35.4%), lesions of peripheral nerves (36.9%), sclerosis multiplex (41.2%), schizophrenia… (More)