[The presence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori and cytomegalovirus in human atherosclerosis detected by molecular and serological methods].

@article{Pinar2004ThePO,
  title={[The presence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori and cytomegalovirus in human atherosclerosis detected by molecular and serological methods].},
  author={Ahmet Pinar and Mehmet Oç and Yakut Aky{\"o}n and Bora Farsak and Ergin Koçyildirim and D{\"u}rdal Us and Yaman Zorlutuna and Lale Tokg{\"o}zoğlu and Erkmen B{\"o}ke},
  journal={Mikrobiyoloji bulteni},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={213-22}
}
Persistant infections due to Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, and Cytomegalovirus are suggested to contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. In this study, the presence of these agents was investigated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serological tests in atherosclerotic plaques and non-atherosclerotic vessel samples. Thirty-three specimens from the atherosclerotic plaques (lesion group), 45 specimens from the healthy left internal mammarian arteries and ascending… CONTINUE READING