Detection of borna disease virus antigen and RNA in human autopsy brain samples from neuropsychiatric patients.

@article{Torre1996DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of borna disease virus antigen and RNA in human autopsy brain samples from neuropsychiatric patients.},
  author={Juan C de la Torre and Daniel Gonzalez-Dunia and Beatrice Cubitt and Margaret E Mallory and Nikolaus Mueller-Lantzsch and Friedrich A Gr{\"a}sser and Lawrence Arthur Hansen and Eliezer Masliah},
  journal={Virology},
  year={1996},
  volume={223 2},
  pages={272-82}
}
Borna disease virus (BDV) causes a central nervous system disease in several vertebrate species which is characterized by behavioral disturbances. Seroepidemiological data indicate an association of BDV infection with certain human mental disorders. Sclerosis of the hippocampus and astrocytosis constitute histopathological hallmarks of BDV infection in animals. Therefore, we searched for human brain autopsy cases with such histopathological features. Five of 600 cases examined were identified… CONTINUE READING

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