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Association between Psychopathic Disorder and Serum Antibody to Herpes Simplex Virus (Type 1)

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: (Published 20 February 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:438
  1. J. F. Cleobury,
  2. G. R. B. Skinner,
  3. M. E. Thouless,
  4. P. Wildy


    The sera of a small of patients has been examined for herpes simplex virus antibody. Three clinically-defined groups of patients were compared: (a) aggressive psychopaths, (b) psychiatric controls, and (c) general hospital patients. The first group had an unusually high average kinetic neutralization constant against type 1 herpes simplex virus.