Chlamydia pneumoniae — an infectious risk factor for atherosclerosis?

  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae — an infectious risk factor for atherosclerosis?},
  author={Lee Ann Campbell and Cho-cho Kuo},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
Cardiovascular disease, of which atherosclerosis is an important component, is the leading cause of death in the western world. Although there are well-defined risk factors for atherosclerosis, these factors do not account for all incidences of the disease. Because atherosclerotic processes are typified by chronic inflammatory responses, which are similar to those that are elicited by chronic infection, the role of infection in promoting or accelerating atherosclerosis has received renewed… CONTINUE READING
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