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High incidence of Chlamydia pneumoniae in sclerotic heart valves of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.
Chlamydia pneumoniae has previously been demonstrated in the atherosclerotic lesions of various arteries, including the coronary arteries, and has been proposed to play a role in the pathogenesis ofExpand
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An increase in sudden unexpected cardiac deaths among young Swedish orienteers during 1979-1992.
BACKGROUND Sixteen cases of sudden unexpected cardiac death, 15 males and one female, are known to have occurred among young Swedish orienteers from 1979 to 1992, of which seven cases occurredExpand
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Infections and exercise in high‐performance athletes
The elite athlete has a potentially increased sensitivity to respiratory infections, rendering protective measures particularly important. Some other infections that may appear in clusters in theExpand
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Bartonella spp. seroprevalence in healthy Swedish blood donors
Serum samples were collected from healthy blood donors in 5 regions in Sweden in 1999, i.e. from the local Blood Centres (collecting facilities) in Boden, Jönköping, Lund, Skövde, and Uppsala. InExpand
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Acute infection: metabolic responses, effects on performance, interaction with exercise, and myocarditis.
Acute infections are associated with multiple host responses that are triggered by cytokines and correlated to fever, malaise and anorexia. The purpose of this systemic acute phase host reactionExpand
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A sensitive and quantitative single-tube real-time reverse transcriptase-PCR for detection of enteroviral RNA.
BACKGROUND Enteroviruses (EVs) are significant human pathogens. Rapid and sensitive diagnostic techniques are desirable. OBJECTIVES To develop a quantitative single-tube real-time reverseExpand
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Subacute bartonella infection in Swedish orienteers succumbing to sudden unexpected cardiac death or having malignant arrhythmias.
During the period 1979-92, an increasing number of sudden unexpected cardiac deaths (SUCD) occurred in young, Swedish, male elite orienteers. Myocarditis was the most common diagnosis in the 16Expand
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Effect of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on trace elements, inflammation and viral clearance in the myocardium during coxsackievirus B3 infection in mice.
A myocarditic coxsackievirus B3 (CB3) infection in adult male A/J mice was used to investigate the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD) exposure on mortality and on inflammatoryExpand
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High frequency of coxsackie‐B‐virus‐specific IgM in children developing type I diabetes during a period of high diabetes morbidity
Twenty‐four consecutive children with newly diagnosed insulin‐dependent (type I) diabetes mellitus (IDDM) were investigated for a history of infectious disease. Thirteen of the 24 (54%) patientsExpand
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The epidemiology of infectious myocarditis, lymphocytic myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy.
Infectious myocarditis is a common condition which often passes unrecognized, and the true incidence is thus unknown. Lymphocytic myocarditis has been recorded in 1.06% of 12,747 unselected routineExpand
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