Herpes Simplex Virus: A Case Study

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Nice work on your discussion board. Herpes Simplex Virus (HPS) 1 is currently being studied for a potential connection with the development of Alzheimer’s. The form of dementia is currently being studied with no definitive cause known. Recently studies have linked the neurotropic virus which often affects 90% of the population with the development of Alzheimer’s (Lövheim et al., 2015). The current hypothesis is based on the weakening of one’s immune system with age and the progression of HSV1 through the trigeminal nerve to the meninges via the olfactory tract creating an infection within the brain (Lövheim et al., 2015). The progression of the infection leads to inflammatory changes specifically changes on the cellular level creating
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