Prenatal human influenza viral infection, brain development, and schizophrenia

S H Fatemi

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Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder of brain function with genetic and environmental susceptibilities.! A growing body of epidemiologic evidence supports a neurodevelopmental origin for this disorder.2 These studies link prenatal human influenza viral infection with a subsequent rise in schizophrenic births. Experimental animal data supporting this linkage are lacking. The studies described in this chapter discuss data concerning an animal model of post-viral behavioral disorder caused by prenatal exposure to human influenza virus (InN).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuropsychiatric Disorders and Infection
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780203007648
ISBN (Print)1841845205, 9781841845203
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


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