Herpes virus infection can cause intervertebral disc degeneration: a causal relationship?

By London Spine

Herpes virus infection can cause intervertebral disc degeneration: a causal relationship? J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Sep;93(9):1253-8 Authors: Alpantaki K, Katonis P, Hadjipavlou AG, Spandidos DA, Sourvinos G Abstract It has been proposed that intervertebral disc degeneration might be caused by low-grade infection. The purpose of the present study was to assess the incidence…