Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis

  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis},
  author={R. Belland and S. Ouellette and J. Gieffers and G. Byrne},
  journal={Cellular Microbiology},
  • R. Belland, S. Ouellette, +1 author G. Byrne
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cellular Microbiology
  • Exposure to Chlamydia pneumoniae is extremely common, and respiratory infections occur repeatedly among most people. Strong associations exist between C. pneumoniae infection and atherosclerosis as demonstrated by: (i) sero‐epidemiological studies showing that patients with cardiovascular disease have higher titres of anti‐C. pneumoniae antibodies compared with control patients; (ii) detection of the organism within atherosclerotic lesions, but not in adjacent normal tissue by… CONTINUE READING
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