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Herpes simplex virus antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid of schizophrenic patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta virologica
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
5
Pages
443–446
Identifiers
PMID: 2891284
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Antibodies to herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) were tested in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 262 schizophrenic patients by virus neutralization test (VNT) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). While VNT in the presence of complement revealed antibodies to HSV-1 in 18.3% of samples, ELISA was positive in 61.2% of cases; both tests were positive in 42 samples (16%).

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