Persistent infection with neurotropic herpes viruses and cognitive impairment.

  title={Persistent infection with neurotropic herpes viruses and cognitive impairment.},
  author={Annie M M Watson and Konasale M. Prasad and Lambertus Klei and Joel A Wood and Robert Yolken and Ruben C. Gur and L. DiAnne Bradford and Monica E. Calkins and J R Richard and Neil M. Edwards and Robert M. Savage and Trina B Allen and Joseph A Kwentus and J P Mcevoy and Alberto B. dos Santos and Howard W. Wiener and Rodney C. P. Go and Rodney T. Perry and Henry A Nasrallah and Raquel E. Gur and Bernie J Devlin and Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={43 5},
BACKGROUND Herpes virus infections can cause cognitive impairment during and after acute encephalitis. Although chronic, latent/persistent infection is considered to be relatively benign, some studies have documented cognitive impairment in exposed persons that is untraceable to encephalitis. These studies were conducted among schizophrenia (SZ) patients or older community dwellers, among whom it is difficult to control for the effects of co-morbid illness and medications. To determine whether… CONTINUE READING