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ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

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Abeer Said Abd El-Ghany Al-Antably
Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Publications

  • Research   
    Toxoplasma gondii as an Underrated Cause of Schizophrenia
    Author(s): Abeer Said Abd El-Ghany Al-Antably* and Maged Al-Adrousy Gomaa

    Introduction: Schizophrenia is a neuropsychiatric disease of uncertain cause. It was assumed that schizophrenia is genetically determined. Toxoplasma gondii, a coccidian protozoon of the apicomplexa family, chronic infection with Toxoplasma gondii is more frequent in individuals with schizophrenia than in psychiatrically healthy controls. Aim of work: In the present study, the relationship between elevated Toxoplasma antibody and risk of adult schizophrenia was examined and comparing this with other identified schizophrenia risk factors. Materials and methods: 100 patients with schizophrenia, 50 with depressive disorder, and 50 healthy volunteers were investigated to detect the seropositivity rate of anti-Toxoplasma antibodies by ELISA and comparing this with other risk factors. Results:.. Read More»

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