The direct evidence of viral infection and mitochondrial alterations in the brain of fetuses at high risk for Schizophrenia

Author(s): Segundo Mesa Castillo

Abstract: There is increasing evidences that favor the prenatal beginning of schizophrenia. These evidences point toward intra-uterine environmental factors that act specifically during the second pregnancy trimester producing a direct damage of the brain of the fetus. The current available technology doesn’t allow observing what is happening at cellular level since the human brain is not exposed to a direct analysis in that stage of the life in subjects at high risk of developing schizophrenia.