Relationship between Toxoplasma Gondii and Psychotic Disorders with Implications toward a Brain-based Diagnostic System and Novel Treatment Approaches: A Study Protocol
Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research,
What role infectious agents play in the causation of psychotic disorders? To investigate this area, we have aimed to investigate the relationship between Toxoplasma gondii and psychotic disorders. A hospital-based cross-sectional study is designed. IgM and IgG antibodies to T. gondii in patients with psychotic disorders will be measured and presented in result. Seropositivity rates will be compared with first-degree relatives and healthy volunteers. Also, types of psychotic disorders and seropositivity rate will be compared. Here, we are presenting the study protocol with implications toward a brain-based diagnostic system and novel treatment approaches.
- Toxoplasma gondii
- psychotic disorders
- diagnostic system
- seropositivity rate
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