Serum Neopterin as a Novel Marker for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Community Subjects

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Background: Carotid Artery Stenosis (CAS) is one of the major high-risk mechanisms of stroke. Neopterin, an immune modulator secreted by macrophages, have been reported to be elevated in patients with cerebrovascular disease. However, an association between serum neopterin level and CAS has not been firmly established. Objective: To investigate the cross… (More)

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