The detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in atherosclerotic plaques of Australian subjects.


AIM To determine whether the common respiratory pathogen, Chlamydia pneumoniae, was associated with atherosclerotic plaques in Australian subjects. METHODS A total of 29 coronary atherosclerotic lesions and 18 normal coronary arterial samples were tested for the presence of C. pneumoniae by PCR and immunofluorescence methods. RESULTS Chlamydia… (More)


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