Childhood exposure to ionizing radiation to the head and risk of schizophrenia.

@article{Sadetzki2011ChildhoodET,
  title={Childhood exposure to ionizing radiation to the head and risk of schizophrenia.},
  author={Siegal Sadetzki and Angela Chetrit and Lori Mandelzweig and Daniella Nahon and Laurence S Freedman and Ezra Susser and Raz Gross},
  journal={Radiation research},
  year={2011},
  volume={176 5},
  pages={
          670-7
        }
}
While the association between exposure to ionizing radiation and cancer is well established, its association with schizophrenia is unclear. The aim of our study was to assess risk of schizophrenia after childhood exposure to ionizing radiation to the head (mean dose: 1.5 Gy). The study population included an exposed group of 10,834 individuals irradiated during childhood for treatment of tinea capitis in the 1950s and two unexposed comparison groups of 5392 siblings and 10,834 subjects derived… CONTINUE READING

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