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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct;7(5):780-8.

Potential infectious etiologies of atherosclerosis: a multifactorial perspective.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. sbo5@cdc.gov

Abstract

Coronary heart disease (CHD) contributes substantially to illness and death worldwide. Experimental studies demonstrate that infection can stimulate atherogenic processes. This review presents a spectrum of data regarding the link between CHD and infection. In addition, the need for improved diagnostic tools, the significance of multiple pathogens, and potential intervention strategies are discussed.

PMID:
11747688
PMCID:
PMC2631877
DOI:
10.3201/eid0705.010503
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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