Infectious Disease Markers Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Infectious Disease Markers Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

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    Strong evidence indicates chronic exposure to infections that reside in brain tissue and cranial nerves may potentiate the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease. Please note, the tests in this panel are not the same bacterial and viral antibodies that are found in the sexually transmitted diseases with similar names. This panel includes two tests that indicate long-term exposure to: Herpes Simplex-1 (HSV-1) IgG and Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) Panel (IgG/IgA/IgM).

    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1) does not cause Alzheimer's disease however, research indicates it may be a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease by stimulating inflammation in the areas of the brain that are vulnerable to Alzheimer's Disease when combined with other risk factors. Years of existing research have identified Chlamydia pneumonia is a known bacterium associated with acute respiratory infections, coronary artery disease and ischemic strokes. Major insurance companies have now added C.Pneumonia to their list of yearly wellness screening tests. This type of screening identifies existing problems for insurance companies purposes. Research has shown the presence of C.Pneumonia in almost 90% of brains of people affected with Alzheimer's disease, while 95% of people without Alzheimer's disease tested negative for the C. Pneumonia. More research is needed. To date, research is indicating that certain infections may potentiate or hasten the advance of Alzheimer's disease. This information may help identify and reduce the threat of infection associated with Alzheimer's disease.

    Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
    If possible, have the lab collected early in the morning or shortly after waking. For comparison purposes, have subsequent labs collected close to the same time.

    Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.