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Different presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae, herpes simplex virus type 1, human herpes virus 6, and Toxoplasma gondii in schizophrenia: meta-analysis and analytical study

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2015
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Title
Different presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae, herpes simplex virus type 1, human herpes virus 6, and Toxoplasma gondii in schizophrenia: meta-analysis and analytical study
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s79285
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José Gutiérrez-Fernández, Juan de Dios Luna del Castillo, Sara Mañanes-González, José Antonio Carrillo-Ávila, Blanca Gutiérrez, Jorge A Cervilla, Antonio Sorlózano-Puerto

Abstract

In the present study we have performed both a meta-analysis and an analytical study exploring the presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae, herpes simplex virus type 1, human herpes virus 6, and Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in a sample of 143 schizophrenic patients and 143 control subjects. The meta-analysis was performed on papers published up to April 2014. The presence of serum immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin A was performed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test. The detection of microbial DNA in total peripheral blood was performed by nested polymerase chain reaction. The meta-analysis showed that: 1) C. pneumoniae DNA in blood and brain are more common in schizophrenic patients; 2) there is association with parasitism by T. gondii, despite the existence of publication bias; and 3) herpes viruses were not more common in schizophrenic patients. In our sample only anti-Toxoplasma immunoglobulin G was more prevalent and may be a risk factor related to schizophrenia, with potential value for prevention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 66 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Master 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 6 9%
Other 17 25%
Unknown 15 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 18%
Neuroscience 4 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 22 33%
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#19,944,994
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#2,192
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#187,271
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#47
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