How Infectious Diseases Affect the Brain
From a loss of taste to dementia, infectious agents cause an array of neurological symptoms.
The nervous system and brain function do not often associate with infectious diseases, but numerous infectious agents affect the brain and peripheral neurons in deleterious ways. Infectious agents often behave differently in the brain than in the circulation or other organs, complicating matters for scientists working to stop neurotropic infectious diseases.
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