Chronic infections and atherosclerosis.

  title={Chronic infections and atherosclerosis.},
  author={Zsolt Kis and Katalin Buri{\'a}n and Dezső P{\'e}ter Virok and G Kari and Val{\'e}ria Endr{\'e}sz and Eva G{\"o}ncz{\"o}l},
  journal={Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica},
  volume={48 3-4},
The inability of traditional risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and smoking to explain the incidence of atherosclerosis (AT) in about 50% of the cases prompted a search for additional putative risk factors involved in the development of the disease. Infectious agents have long been suspected to initiate/contribute to the process of AT. It has also been suggested that inflammation, either related to infectious agents or independent from infection, may mediate the… CONTINUE READING

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