Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Perspective Volume 4 Issue 2

Virus, Immunity and Human Neurodegenerative Diseases. A Perspective

Rodríguez-Leyva Ildefonso* and Jiménez-Capdeville María E

School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma De San Luis Potosí and Neurology Department, Hospital Central “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto”, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México

*Corresponding Author: Rodríguez-Leyva Ildefonso, School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma De San Luis Potosí and Neurology Department, Hospital Central “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto”, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México.

Received: December 08, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021


A century ago, von Economo described a central nervous system (CNS) disorder related to an epidemic problem, presented from 1916 to 1927. The principal affection was related to the midbrain and basal nuclei, whereby the patients showed neuropsychiatric manifestations, mainly Parkinsonism. Since then, the influenza virus was associated to these sequelae. Recently, it has been documented that Von Economo´s working hypothesis was that the immune response could affect the neuronal function through antibodies, with lymphocytic infiltration of B and T cells in peri-venous localization.



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Citation: Rodríguez-Leyva Ildefonso and Jiménez-Capdeville María E. “Virus, Immunity and Human Neurodegenerative Diseases. A Perspective”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.2 (2021): 34-36.


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