Exposure to Prenatal Infection and Risk of Schizophrenia

  title={Exposure to Prenatal Infection and Risk of Schizophrenia},
  author={A. Sloman Brown},
  booktitle={Front. Psychiatry},
We provide a brief review of findings supporting a role for prenatal infection in the etiology of schizophrenia. Our group and others have conducted birth cohort studies to address whether in utero exposure to infectious agents, prospectively documented by biomarker assays of archived maternal sera, and by detailed obstetric records, confer an increased risk of schizophrenia in adult offspring. Prenatal exposure to influenza, elevated toxoplasma antibody, rubella, genital-reproductive… CONTINUE READING
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