Infection and atherosclerosis. An alternative view on an outdated hypothesis.

@article{Stassen2008InfectionAA,
  title={Infection and atherosclerosis. An alternative view on an outdated hypothesis.},
  author={Frank R M Stassen and Tryfon Vainas and C. A. M. V. A. Bruggeman},
  journal={Pharmacological reports : PR},
  year={2008},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={85-92}
}
Already at the beginning of the 20th century, a potential role for microbes in vascular diseases was suggested. However, until the late '70 of that century, not much attention has been paid to this infection hypothesis. Then, predominantly based on the pioneering work of Fabricant et al., evidence for a contributing or even initiating role for microbes in atherosclerosis, as well as other vascular diseases, was accumulating. Also, the seminal paper by Saikku and co-workers, demonstrating… CONTINUE READING

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