Madridge
Journal of Internal and Emergency Medicine

ISSN: 2638-1621

Research Article

Herpes Simplex Virus: Possible Root Causes of Dementia

Paul T E Cusack

23 Park Ave. Saint John, NB, E2J 1R2, Canada

*Corresponding author: Paul T E Cusack, 23 Park Ave. Saint John, NB, E2J 1R2, Canada, Tel: (506) 652-6350, Email: St-michael@hotmail.com

Received: November 2, 2018 Accepted: November 30, 2018 Published: January 7, 2019

Citation: Cusack PTE. Herpes Simplex Virus: Possible Root Causes of Dementia. Madridge J Intern Emerg Med. 2019; 3(1): 99-100. doi: 10.18689/mjiem-1000122

Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the prevalent Herpes Virus as the root cause of plaque in the brain that leads eventually to Dementia. Biostatics suggest this may be the case, although more study is necessary and warranted. This is a cure for HSV-1. This could lead to a cure for dementia.

Keywords: Herpes Simplex Virus; Dementia.

Introduction

Dementia affects 1 in 4 people over 50 years of age. It costs the health care systems billions of dollars per year.

Dementia affects 1 in 4 people over 50 years of age. It costs the health care systems billions of dollars per year. Researchers still do not know the root cause; but have determined that a plaque buildup in the brain is a common affect found in those with Alzheimer’s.

So researchers believe that the plaque found in brain tissue is actually a by-product of the immune system. In this paper, I theorize that that is the case [1]. What attacks the immune system that causes this plaque buildup over a life time? I suggest it is the herpes simple virus (HSV-1). There is also HSV-2 which infects the genitals of about 20% of the population. HSV-1 affects about 80% of the population. We will show below that the biostatics affirm the HSV infection as perhaps the root cause of dementia [2].

It is important that there is a relationship that married couples are serval fold times more likely of having Dementia if their spouse does. This leads itself to HSV infection being the connection between spouses that leads to Dementia and eventually Alzheimer’s.

The HSV-1 virus is infected into the 5th trigeminal nerve and lays dormant in the brain. When the patients have a weakened immune system, the HSV virous travels down the nerve and comes out on the lips until it runs its course [3]. Some people are infected by contact; others are infected as children when they come into closes contact with a carrier. They may not even have had an outbreak (cod soars), but carry the virus in their salvia.

The HSV-1 virus is infected into the 5th trigeminal nerve and lays dormant in the brain. When the patients have a weakened immune system, the HSV virous travels down the nerve and comes out on the lips until it runs its course. Some people are infected some people are infected by contact; others are infected as children when they come into closes contact with a carrier. They may not even have had an outbreak (cod soars), but carry the virus in their salvia.

Immunologists have developed a “cure” for the virus, which has come out of AID’s research. It has been available for over 25 years [4].

Here we provide some basic calculations showing that the HSV-1 could be the indirect cause of dementia.

Immunologists have developed a “cure” for the virus, which has come out of AID’s research. It has been available for over 25 years.

Here we provide some basic calculations showing that the HSV-1 could be the indirect cause of dementia.

How many die pre 40 years old (excluding babies)

[134525-23985]/ 2,500,000=4.422%
100%-4.421%=95.57%
Over 65 w/ Alz 1 in 14=7.14%
Less double counting: 1 in 10 =10%
Over 80 w/Alz. 1 in 6=62.5%
So Number who have Alzheimer’s:
Percentage who will die before given age x Pr [Alz]
95.57% x 80% =76.46%
30% x 62.5%=18.75%
Less 41% x 10%=-4.1%
67.57% x 7.14%=4.82%
14.8% x 0 =0
Total: 23.32%=Ln π
Number who develop Alz and have HSV-1:
95.57% x 80% =76.46% x 80% =61.2%
30% x 62.5%=18.75% x 80%=15%
Less 41% x 10%=-4.1% x 80%=3.28%
67.57% x 7.14%=4.82% x 80% =3.856%
Total=76.73%
Pr [Alz]=23.32%
Pr [Not having Alz]=100%-23.32=76.68% ~3 in 4
This agrees with the data that one in 4 will have Alz over 50 years of age.
Pr [Alz] + Pr [HSV /Alz]=1.00=100%
23.32% + 76.73=100.05%

Conclusion

In thins paper, we attempted to suggest a root cause for Dementia based on biostatistical probabilities It is recommend that other studies that look at what HSV-1 does to the human brain, such as plaque build up as a by-product of the immune system. This could eventually lead to a cure for dementia.

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