Correlation of chlamydia pneumoniae infection and severity of accelerated graft arteriosclerosis after cardiac transplantation.

@article{Subramanian2002CorrelationOC,
  title={Correlation of chlamydia pneumoniae infection and severity of accelerated graft arteriosclerosis after cardiac transplantation.},
  author={Aruna K Subramanian and Thomas C Quinn and Thomas S. Kickler and Edward K. Kasper and Pamela C Tucker},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={761-4}
}
BACKGROUND Chlamydia pneumoniae has been associated with atherosclerosis, although its role in the process is not clearly defined. Heart transplant recipients are known to have high titers of antibodies to C. pneumoniae, and the organism has been recovered from the coronary arteries of both transplant recipients and donors. This study evaluated association between C. pneumoniae infection and accelerated graft arteriosclerosis (AGA), also known as cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), after… CONTINUE READING
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