Chronic infections and the risk of carotid atherosclerosis: prospective results from a large population study.

@article{Kiechl2001ChronicIA,
  title={Chronic infections and the risk of carotid atherosclerosis: prospective results from a large population study.},
  author={Stefan Kiechl and Georg Egger and Manuel Mayr and Christian J Wiedermann and Enzo Bonora and Friedrich Oberhollenzer and Michele Muggeo and Q Xu and Gabriele Wick and Werner Poewe and Johann Willeit},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 8},
  pages={
          1064-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chronic infections have been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, yet from an epidemiological perspective, this concept remains controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS The Bruneck Study is a prospective population-based survey on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In 826 men and women 40 to 79 years old (1990 baseline), 5-year changes in carotid atherosclerosis were thoroughly assessed by high-resolution duplex scanning. The presence of chronic respiratory, urinary tract… CONTINUE READING
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