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Serum Interferon in First Psychotic Attack

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

D. Becker*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry
E. Kritschmann
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry
S. Floru
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry
Y. Shlomo-David
Affiliation:
Central Virology Laboratory
T. Gotlieb-Stematsky
Affiliation:
Central Virology Laboratory; The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer and the Tel-Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Department of Human Microbiology, Ramat-Aviv, Israel
*Corresponding
Department of Psychiatry, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, 52621, Israel

Abstract

A group of 34 physically healthy young patients, aged 18–27 years at their first psychotic attack, before neuroleptic treatment and admission, were tested simultaneously with 24 age-and sex-matched controls for levels of serum interferon. No statistically significant differences were found between patients and controls. Therefore, no correlation between acute viral infection and schizophrenia was demonstrated.

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