Azithromycin therapy in patients with chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and coronary heart disease: immediate and long-term effects on inflammation, coagulation, and lipid status in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Background: An association between Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp) infection and coronary heart disease (CHD) has already been reported. We investigated the relationship between Cp infection and other risk factors in CHD patients, as well as the effects of azithromycin treatment. Methods: We studied 38 patients with Cp infection (Cp-pos) and 15 without (Cp-neg… CONTINUE READING