A role for autoantibodies in atherogenesis.

  title={A role for autoantibodies in atherogenesis.},
  author={Rosebella A Iseme and Mark Mcevoy and Brian J. Kelly and Linda L. Agnew and Frederick Rohan Walker and Tonelle E. Handley and Christopher Oldmeadow and John R Attia and Michael Boyle},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={113 10},
An increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has long been recognized amongst people with autoimmune disease. It has been unclear whether this is due mainly to the ensuing treatment, particularly steroids, or whether some of this risk is due to the autoimmune process itself with subsequent inflammation. Indeed, a large body of evidence supports a role… CONTINUE READING