Chronic infections and atherosclerosis

Zoltán Kis, K. Burián, D. Virók, Gábor Kari, V. Endrész, E. Gönczöl

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Abstract

The inability of traditional risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and smoking to explain the incidence of atherosclerosis (AT) in about 50% of the cases prompted a search for additional putative risk factors involved in the development of the disease. Infectious agents have long been suspected to initiate/contribute to the process of AT. It has also been suggested that inflammation, either related to infectious agents or independent from infection, may mediate the atherogenic process [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-510
Number of pages14
JournalActa Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Volume48
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Atherosclerosis
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Hypercholesterolemia
Smoking
Hypertension
Inflammation
Incidence

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Human cytomegalovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Microbiology

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Chronic infections and atherosclerosis. / Kis, Zoltán; Burián, K.; Virók, D.; Kari, Gábor; Endrész, V.; Gönczöl, E.

In: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, Vol. 48, No. 3-4, 2001, p. 497-510.

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