Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Healthy Control Subjects and Patients with Diabetes mellitus, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Stroke, and Arterial Hypertension

@article{Mller2003ChlamydiaPD,
  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Healthy Control Subjects and Patients with Diabetes mellitus, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Stroke, and Arterial Hypertension},
  author={Jakob M{\"u}ller and Dorthe Svenstrup M{\o}ller and Mogens Kj{\ae}r and Ole Nyvad and Niels A. Larsen and Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={704 - 712}
}
Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae has been suggested to play a role in the development and maintenance of atherosclerosis based on differences in the prevalence of antibodies against Chlamydia pneumoniae in patients with and without atherosclerotic lesions. We evaluated the prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in the white cells of the peripheral blood in 194 patients with diabetes mellitus, 50 patients with acute coronary syndrome, 102 hypertensive patients, 193 patients having suffered a… 
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