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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 318-323

Immunoglobulins and Viral Antibodies in Depressive Patients


1 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India
2 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India
3 Reader, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India
4 Ex-Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India
5 Professor & Head, Upgraded Department of Microbiology, K.G.'s Medical Collage, Lucknow, India
6 Pool Officer, Upgraded Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India

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S C Tiwari
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow
India
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Patterns of serum and C S F. IgG, IgA and IgM, and haemagglutination inhibiting (HI) antibodies and complement fixing (CF) antibodies against rubella and cytomegaloviruses respectively and total CSF protein were investigated in 30 depressives, 20 each in neurological and surgical patients. Significant changes in total CSF protein and immunoglobulins in depressives and neurological patients in comparison to surgical subjects indicate an etiological similarity between the two groups. Failure to detect antibodies in C.S.F. of these subjects and statistically insignificant seropositivity refute the claim of viral hypothesis for depression but similar alterations in these body proteins in depressives and neurological patients raise other aetiological possibilities.



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