Paramyxoviruses in the Brain in Febrile Schizophrenia

  • Victor M. Vostrikov
  • Akim I. Oifa


The viral hypothesis of schizophrenia was proposed in the 1950s (Mastrogiovanni and Scarlato, 1956; M. A. Morozov, 1954; V. M. Morozov, 1954). Although no direct evidence indicating a viral etiology of schizophrenia has so far been obtained, this hypothesis has recently attracted increasing attention (Stevens et al., 1984; Torrey et al., 1983). Its rebirth has been provoked by new knowledge about the persistence of viruses in the human body (Andzhaparidze et al., 1984; Bocharov and Bocharov, 1979), about so-called slow viruses (Gajdusek, 1978), and by the latest immunologic findings in patients with schizophrenia (Kolyaskina, 1983; Libikova, 1983; Stevens et al., 1983).


Multiple Sclerosis Viral Particle Nerve Cell Elevate Body Temperature Focal Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor M. Vostrikov
    • 1
  • Akim I. Oifa
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical Neuropathology, Research Institute of Clinical Psychiatry, All-Union Mental Health Research CentreUSSR Academy of Medical ScienceMoscowUSSR

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