Toxoplasma gondii is one of the factors in the development of schizophrenia

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii - inhabitant of the intestines of cats. The adult and healthy person Toxoplasma gondii does not cause disease, but people with weakened immune systems and children are at risk of contact with the pathogen.

The parasite enters the body through the feces of animals, raw meat or soil. According to research, the hit Toxoplasma in the body increases the risk of developing schizophrenia. Every third person on the planet is the carrier of Toxoplasma.

In some cases, Toxoplasma gondii enters the brain and causes there the inflammation. Under certain conditions, exposure to infection Toxoplasma can lead to schizophrenia or other pathologies associated with brain activity.

Note, studies conducted previously, prove the effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs in brain forms a parasitic infection.

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