Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and Alzheimer’s disease: a connection to remember?

  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and Alzheimer’s disease: a connection to remember?},
  author={Kensuke Shima and Gregor Kuhlenb{\"a}umer and Jan Rupp},
  journal={Medical Microbiology and Immunology},
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, whereby it is customary to distinguish between early familial FAD and late-onset AD (LOAD). The development of LOAD, the most prevalent form of AD, is believed to be a multifactorial process that may also involve infections with bacterial or viral pathogens. After the first report on the presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) in brains of patients with AD appeared in 1998, this bacterium has most often been implicated… CONTINUE READING
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