Prevalence and clinical characteristics of serum neuronal cell surface antibodies in first-episode psychosis: a case-control study

Lancet Psychiatry, December 2016

Psychosis is a common presenting feature in antibody-mediated encephalitis, for which prompt recognition and treatment usually leads to remission. This study aims to investigate whether people with circumscribed schizophrenia-like illnesses have such antibodies—especially antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)—more commonly than do healthy controls.

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