Prenatal exposure to influenza and the risk of subsequent development of schizophrenia

Tanya Ebert*, Moshe Kotler

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Various events occurring during pregnancy might influence the normal neurogenesis of fetus brain, including exposure to the influenza virus. Several studies have attempted to find a relationship between exposure to influenza virus and the onset of schizophrenic behavior in childhood or adulthood, however results remain contradictory. In this review we describe several animal and human studies that show or do not show a relationship between exposure to the influenza virus during pregnancy and the subsequent development of schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Influenza
  • Obstetric complication
  • Prenatal
  • Schizophrenia

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