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Can herpes simplex virus contribute to alzheimer's later in life?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
There is some evidence that herpes simplex viruses inside brain and nerve cells can create the type of damage seen with alzheimer patients, if the patients have particular genes that make them vulnerable to the effects of the herpes viruses.
If more research shows this to be true, then treatment or prevention of herpes simplex viruses can become a way to prevent alzheimer dementia.

In brief: Maybe
There is some evidence that herpes simplex viruses inside brain and nerve cells can create the type of damage seen with alzheimer patients, if the patients have particular genes that make them vulnerable to the effects of the herpes viruses.
If more research shows this to be true, then treatment or prevention of herpes simplex viruses can become a way to prevent alzheimer dementia.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Joshua Sonnen
At this time, there is no evidence that any virus contributes to Alzheimer disease despite >30 years of research on AD.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not likely
There is no evidence that herpes virus is related to alzheimer's disease.

In brief: Not likely
There is no evidence that herpes virus is related to alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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