Atherogenesis in rheumatology.

@article{Leuven2006AtherogenesisIR,
  title={Atherogenesis in rheumatology.},
  author={Sander I van Leuven and John J. P. Kastelein and David P D'cruz and George R. Hughes and Eric S G Stroes},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          117-21
        }
}
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by immune cell activation, inflammation driven plaque formation and subsequent destabilization. In other disorders of an inflammatory nature, the chronic inflammatory state per se has been linked to acceleration of the atherosclerotic process which is underlined by an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and antiphopholipid (Hughes… CONTINUE READING

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