In an editorial in the same issue, Alan Brown, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of clinical psychiatry and clinical epidemiology
at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the Joseph L.
Mailman School of Public Health, hailed the work of Pederson and colleagues, saying the study featured notable strengths,
including analysis of prospectively acquired data, the population-based sample, and the large number of pregnancies. "Studies
that prospectively evaluate the relationship between this infection before diagnosis of schizophrenia and the risk of developing
schizophrenia may help clarify the nature of this relationship," he wrote.