January 20, 2021
A Subtype of Alzheimer’s is an Infectious Disease
Will everyone who has had a brain infection develop Alzheimer’s? It depends on the brain’s ability to clear out β-amyloid after they have killed microbes. Some people with specific genotypes may not be able to clear the microbes and plaques effectively and therefore have an increased risk of AD. With AD patients representing a huge unmet medical need and experimental drugs failing in clinical trials, this infectious disease theory definitely needs serious attention.
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