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Am J Cardiol. 2001 Jan 1;87(1):119-21, A9.

Association between C-reactive protein, anti-Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies, and vascular function in healthy adults.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas 75390-9034, USA.


Abnormalities of vascular function occur in patients with risk factors for atherosclerosis before the development of obstructive disease. Our pilot data suggest that elevated serum markers of infection and/or inflammation are associated with functional abnormalities of the vasculature in subjects at otherwise low risk for atherosclerosis.

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