Abdominal aortic aneurysm and infection with CagA positive strains of Helicobacter pylori.

@article{Nyberg2008AbdominalAA,
  title={Abdominal aortic aneurysm and infection with CagA positive strains of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={Anders Nyberg and Elisabet Skagius and Ingrid Nilsson and {\AA}sa Ljungh and Anders E Henriksson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={204-7}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether virulent CagA positive Helicobacter pylori strains are those preferentially related to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture. Several microorganisms have been linked to aneurysm development. Chronic Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection has been suggested as a possible contributing factor for the development and expansion of AAA. Previous studies have shown increased risk of carotid atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease in subjects… CONTINUE READING