Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in individuals with first-episode schizophrenia

Robert H. Yolken, Silke Bachmann, Inna Rouslanova, Erik Lillehoj, Glen Ford, E. Fuller Torrey, Johannes Schroeder

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We employed enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and Western blotting techniques to measure the level of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii proteins in serum samples from 38 individuals undergoing their first episode of schizophrenia and from a group of matched control subjects. We found that the individuals with first-episode schizophrenia had significantly increased levels of IgG, IgM, and IgA class antibodies to Toxoplasma proteins, as compared with the control subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-844
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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