Possible role of cytomegalovirus in the pathogenesis of inflammatory aortic diseases: a preliminary report.

@article{Tanaka1992PossibleRO,
  title={Possible role of cytomegalovirus in the pathogenesis of inflammatory aortic diseases: a preliminary report.},
  author={Satoshi Tanaka and Yoshihiro Toh and R. De Mori and Kimihiro Komori and Kenichiro Okadome and Keizo Sugimachi},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={274-9}
}
To search for possible evidence of a relationship between human cytomegalovirus and aortic diseases, we examined 41 aortic lesions excised at surgery and 16 aortic tissues obtained at autopsy for the presence of cytomegalovirus DNA, by use of polymerase chain reaction. Cytomegalovirus DNA was present in seven (88%) of eight lesions of inflammatory aortic… CONTINUE READING