Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis: does the evidence support a causal or contributory role?

@article{Mahony2001ChlamydiaPA,
  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis: does the evidence support a causal or contributory role?},
  author={James B. Mahony and Brian K Coombes},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={197 1},
  pages={
          1-9
        }
}
The intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia pneumoniae causes respiratory tract infection and has been associated with atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Since atherosclerosis is a progressive disease and is considered to be a chronic inflammation of the artery vessel wall, the interaction of C. pneumoniae with cells of the vasculature that can result in a local inflammatory response is of paramount importance. In this essay we review the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis in the… CONTINUE READING

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