Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in non-coronary atherosclerotic plaques and circulating leukocytes.

Abstract

Earlier studies have associated atherosclerosis with Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. C. pneumoniae may circulate via monocytes and migrate into plaques by leukocyte infiltration; however, detection is difficult. We developed a novel polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to test the hypothesis that C. pneumoniae DNA in circulating leukocytes is correlated… (More)

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