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Risk factors of cold sores

Bell’s palsy, a kind of facial paralysis might be linked to the reactivation of the cold sore virus herpes simplex. Another possible risk factor of cold sores is Alzheimer’s disease. When the specific gene variation APOE-epsilon4 allele carriers is present, the cold sore virus HSV-1seems to be especially detrimental to the central nervous system, increasing the risk of producing the dreaded ailment. The Herpes Simplex virus tend to interact with the receptors and components of lipoproteins; the DNA of the cold sore virus herpes simplex type  1 virus is localized within the confines of beta-amyloid plaques which in fact characterizes Alzheimer’s disease. 

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