Cytomegalovirus infection and risk of Alzheimer disease in older black and white individuals.

@article{Barnes2015CytomegalovirusIA,
  title={Cytomegalovirus infection and risk of Alzheimer disease in older black and white individuals.},
  author={Lisa Laverne Barnes and Ana W. Capuano and Alison E Aiello and Arlener D. Turner and Robert Yolken and Edwin Fuller Torrey and David A Bennett},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={211 2},
  pages={
          230-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is prevalent in older adults and has been implicated in many chronic diseases of aging. This study investigated the relation between CMV and the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS Data come from 3 cohort studies that included 849 participants (mean age [±SD], 78.6 ± 7.2 years; mean education duration [±SD], 15.4 ± 3.3 years; 25% black). RESULTS A solid-phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for detecting type-specific immunoglobulin G… CONTINUE READING

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