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Strong family history and early onset of schizophrenia: about 2 families in Northern Nigeria

Folorunsho Tajudeen Nuhu
Edwin Ehi Eseigbe
Baba Awoye Issa
Michael Omeiza Gomina


Schizophrenia is a highly heritable psychotic disorder and high genetic loading is associated with early onset of the disease. The outcome of schizophrenia has also been linked with the age of onset as well as the presence of family history of the disease. Therefore families with patients with early onset Schizophrenia are subpopulations for genetic studies. We present 2 families with heavy genetic loading who have adolescents with schizophrenia.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

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