Neurotropic infectious agents and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia

Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, Robert H. Yolken

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The links between infectious agents and risk for schizophrenia have been widely debated, but few investigations have focused on "epidiagnostic" effects, eg, whether exposures to infectious agents alter key clinical aspects of the disorder, such as cognitive impairment. The present theme issue evaluates epidiagnostic cognitive effects of two common infectious agents, namely Herpes Simplex Virus, type 1 and Toxoplasma gondii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1135-1136
Number of pages2
JournalSchizophrenia bulletin
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • cognition
  • herpes
  • schizophrenia
  • virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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