Hospital admission with infection during childhood and risk for psychotic illness--a population-based cohort study.

@article{Blomstrm2014HospitalAW,
  title={Hospital admission with infection during childhood and risk for psychotic illness--a population-based cohort study.},
  author={{\AA}sa Blomstr{\"o}m and H{\aa}kan K. R. Karlsson and Anna C. Svensson and Thomas Frisell and Brian K Lee and Henrik Dal and Cecilia M. K. Magnusson and Christina Dalman},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1518-25}
}
A growing body of literature suggests that exposure to infections, particularly maternal infections, during pregnancy confers risk for later development of psychotic disorder. Though brain development proceeds throughout childhood and adolescence, the influence of infections during these ages on subsequent psychosis risk is insufficiently examined. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential association between infections during childhood and nonaffective psychoses in a large… CONTINUE READING
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