[Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in human aortic tissue: kdtA gene amplification and in vitro hybridization].

@article{Guzmn2005DetectionOC,
  title={[Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in human aortic tissue: kdtA gene amplification and in vitro hybridization].},
  author={Natalia Su{\'a}rez Guzm{\'a}n and Claudia O. Espitia and Pilar Delgado and Dar{\'i}o Betancourt Echeverri and Lorena Buitrago and Carlos Jos{\'e} Herrera Jaramillo},
  journal={Biomedica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          511-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Atherosclerosis is the main cause of coronary and cerebrovascular disease which, in turn, are the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in the western world. Recent publications suggest that infective microorganisms may play an important role in the genesis and progression of atherosclerosis. According to seroepidemiological and direct detection reports, Chlamydia pneumoniae is the most plausible candidate. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which the microorganism induces its… CONTINUE READING