Acute coronary syndrome and chronic infection in the Cork coronary care case-control study.

  title={Acute coronary syndrome and chronic infection in the Cork coronary care case-control study.},
  author={J. Sheehan and Patricia M. Kearney and sean. sullivan and C Mongan and Elizabeth Kelly and Ivan J Perry},
  volume={91 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between chronic infection and cumulative burden of infection and acute coronary syndrome. DESIGN The 5C (Cork coronary care case-control) study was a community based case-control study. Patients and controls underwent a standard physical examination and had blood samples taken for serological analysis for Helicobacter pylori (IgG), Chlamydia pneumoniae (IgA, IgM, and IgG), cytomegalovirus (IgG), and herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (IgG). SETTING… CONTINUE READING


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