Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA is present in peripheral blood mononuclear cells during acute coronary syndrome and correlates with chlamydial lipopolysaccharide levels in serum.

@article{Palikhe2009ChlamydiaPD,
  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA is present in peripheral blood mononuclear cells during acute coronary syndrome and correlates with chlamydial lipopolysaccharide levels in serum.},
  author={Anil Palikhe and Terttu M. Tiirola and Mirja Puolakkainen and Markku S Nieminen and Pekka Saikku and Maija Leinonen and Juha Sinisalo},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={201-5}
}
Chlamydia pneumoniae can possibly trigger and maintain inflammation in coronary arteries. Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA and chlamydial lipopolysaccharide (cLPS) were measured 3 times during a 1-y period in 97 patients with acute coronary syndrome. Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was detected in 8 (8.2%) patients at the initial hospitalization and in 9 (10.6%) patients at 3 months. One y after the acute coronary syndrome, Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA was not found in any… CONTINUE READING