Chronic cytomegalovirus infection and inflammation are associated with prevalent frailty in community-dwelling older women.

@article{Schmaltz2005ChronicCI,
  title={Chronic cytomegalovirus infection and inflammation are associated with prevalent frailty in community-dwelling older women.},
  author={Heidi N. Schmaltz and Linda P. Fried and Qian-Li Xue and Jeremy Walston and Sean X Leng and Richard David Semba},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={
          747-54
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between asymptomatic chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and the frailty syndrome and to assess whether inflammation modifies this association. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis. SETTING Women's Health and Aging Study I & II, Baltimore, Maryland. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred twenty-four community-dwelling women aged 70 to 79 with baseline measures of CMV, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and frailty status. MEASUREMENTS CMV serology and IL-6 concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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