Comparison of individuals with and without specific IgA antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae: respiratory morbidity and the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Falck2002ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of individuals with and without specific IgA antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae: respiratory morbidity and the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Falck and Judy Gnarpe and L. Hansson and Kurt Sv{\"a}rdsudd and H{\aa}kan Gnarpe},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={1587-93}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether a correlation exists between markers for persistent Chlamydia pneumoniae infection, respiratory morbidity, and the metabolic syndrome. DESIGN Case-control study. A group of individuals with serologic markers (specific IgA > or = 1/128) suggestive of persistent C pneumoniae infection were compared with a group of control subjects without IgA antibodies (< 1/32). SETTING Apoteksgårdens Health Care Center, Kopparberg, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS One hundred… CONTINUE READING