Molecular Genetic Studies of Human Cytomegalovirus in Schizophrenia

  • Hans W. Moises
  • Rüdiger Rüger
  • Gavin P. Reynolds
  • Bernhard Fleckenstein


Viruses-especially human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-have been suspected to play a role in the etiology of schizophrenia (Torrey and Peterson, 1973; Torrey et al., 1982, 1983; Crow, 1983). Searching for traces of HCMV infections, serum, blood, CSF, and postmortem brain tissues have been investigated.


Herpes Simplex Herpes Simplex Type Schizophrenic Patient Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Human Cytomegalovirus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans W. Moises
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Rüger
    • 2
  • Gavin P. Reynolds
    • 3
  • Bernhard Fleckenstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical VirologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Nottingham Medical SchoolNottinghamUK

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