Researchers: Periodontic bacteria may exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease

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In the brains of people who died from Alzheimer’s disease, bacteria that cause periodontal disease were detected.

The journal Science Advances informed about the results.
In recent years, there have been more and more researches suggesting that Alzheimer’s disease may be infectious. However, the exact mechanism of infection has not been known so far.
P. gingivalis DNA was detected both in the brains of the deceased who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and in the cerebrospinal fluid of living patients with suspicion of this disease.

Perhaps the study of cerebrospinal fluid for the presence of this bacterium would facilitate early detection of the disease.
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