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Prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae in human coronary plaques with acute coronary syndrome

  • G. Bauriedel
  • U. Welsch
  • B. Lüderitz
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Abstract

A body of data have suggested that atherosclerosis is primarily an inflammatory disease [1–5]. In this context, the infectious hypothesis is attracting growing attention [5–10]. Various microorganisms have been discussed as the causative pathogen, such as cytomegalo-, herpes and influenza viruses, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, streptococci, staphylococci, Helicobacter pylori, but especially Chlamydia pneumoniae [5–13].

Keywords

Acute Coronary Syndrome Unstable Angina Stable Angina Intimal Hyperplasia Coronary Atheroma 
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  • G. Bauriedel
  • U. Welsch
  • B. Lüderitz

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