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Autoimmune diseases and severe infections as risk factors for schizophrenia: a 30-year population-based register study

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Autoimmune diseases have been associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia. It has been suggested that brain-reactive autoantibodies are part of the mechanisms behind this association. Furthermore, an increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier has been observed during periods of infection and inflammation. The authors therefore investigated whether autoimmune diseases combined with exposures to severe infections may increase the risk of schizophrenia
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume168
Issue12
Pages (from-to)1303-10
Number of pages8
ISSN0002-953X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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