Anomalías físicas menores y esquizofrenia: Revisión de la literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Minor physical anomalies and schizophrenia: Literature review

J. G. Franco, J. Valero, A. Labad

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    Schizophrenia is considered for many authors as a disease of neurodevelopment. Know if there are morphological variants in the patients produced during development of anatomical areas others than the brain and understand the relation of those variants with the brain development or with prenatal exposition to possible noxas could give clues about the events conducting to the disorder. Morphological unspecific variants generated during the first and second gestation trimester denominated minor physical anomalies (MPA) that can be used as risk markers of a disease in susceptible persons have been related with schizophrenia independently of the anatomical region they are. The importance of these anomalies in relation with schizophrenia is that they might be the reflex of a substratum (schizotaxia) inherited or acquired as a consequence of some injuries(s) that become into the disease in susceptible persons. Moreover this idea is supported in indirect evidence provided by studies with families, between others. In the other hand the role of the MPA in other disorders of neurodevelopment is similar to the one proposed in schizophrenia.

    Translated title of the contributionMinor physical anomalies and schizophrenia: Literature review
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)365-371
    Number of pages7
    JournalActas Espanolas de Psiquiatria
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Nov 2010


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