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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-195

Viral Antibodies in Blood in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


1 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
2 Department of virology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Microbiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumant Khanna
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore
India
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IgG viral antibodies for herpes simplex virus -1, varicella zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, measles and mumps were studied in 76 subjects with obsessive compulsive disorder and compared with a control population. There was a significantly higher titre for some of the antibodies, most specifically for herpes simplex virus type 1 and mumps. This suggests a possible role for these viral infections in the pathogenesis of obsessive compulsive disorder.



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