High seroprevalence of Borna virus infection in schizophrenic patients, family members and mental health workers in Taiwan

@article{Chen1999HighSO,
  title={High seroprevalence of Borna virus infection in schizophrenic patients, family members and mental health workers in Taiwan},
  author={C. Chen and Y-L Chiu and F-c Wei and F. Koong and H. Liu and C. Shaw and H-G Hwu and K-J Hsiao},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={4},
  pages={33-38}
}
  • C. Chen, Y-L Chiu, +5 authors K-J Hsiao
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Psychiatry
  • Borna disease virus (BDV), a negative-strand RNA virus, has been reported to be associated with severe psychiatric disorders. The association is mainly based on the findings that patients with schizophrenia and depression have a higher seroprevalence rate of BDV-specific antibodies than controls. In addition, psychiatric patients were also found to have a higher detection rate of BDV transcripts in their blood than controls. By using an improved Western blot analysis, we first demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING

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