Maternal Exposure to Herpes Simplex Virus and Risk of Psychosis Among Adult Offspring

@article{Buka2008MaternalET,
  title={Maternal Exposure to Herpes Simplex Virus and Risk of Psychosis Among Adult Offspring},
  author={S. Buka and Tyrone D. Cannon and E. Torrey and R. Yolken and Collaborative Study Group on the Perinatal Origins of Severe Psy Disorders},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={63},
  pages={809-815}
}
BACKGROUND Viral exposure during gestation is thought to be a risk factor for schizophrenia. Previous studies have indicated that prenatal exposure to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) may be a risk for the subsequent development of schizophrenia in some populations. In this investigation, we tested a large and diverse population to assess the risk of psychoses among offspring of mothers with serological evidence of HSV-2 infection. METHODS We conducted a nested case-control study of 200… Expand
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