Maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and risk of schizophrenia in adult offspring.

@article{Brown2005MaternalET,
  title={Maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and risk of schizophrenia in adult offspring.},
  author={A. Sloman Brown and Catherine Schaefer and Charles Patrick Quesenberry and Liyan Liu and Vicki P Babulas and Ezra Saul Susser},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 4},
  pages={767-73}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the relationship between maternal antibody to toxoplasmosis and the risk of schizophrenia and other schizophrenia spectrum disorders in offspring. Toxoplasmosis is known to adversely affect fetal brain development. METHOD In a nested case-control design of a large birth cohort born between 1959 and 1967, the authors conducted serological assays for Toxoplasma antibody on maternal serum specimens from pregnancies giving rise to 63 cases of schizophrenia and other… CONTINUE READING