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C-reactive protein and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia

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Erik Johnsen, Farivar Fathian, Rune A Kroken, Vidar M Steen, Hugo A Jørgensen, Rolf Gjestad, Else-Marie Løberg
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory processes have been implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia and related psychoses, in which cognitive deficits represent core symptoms. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible associations between the level of the inflammation marker C-reactive protein (CRP) and cognitive performance in patients through the acute phase of psychosis. METHODS: A total of 124 patients were assessed at admittance to hospital and 62 patients were retested at discharge or after 6 weeks at the latest, with measurements of the CRP levels and alternative forms of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status...
2016: BMC Psychiatry
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