Chronic infections and atherosclerosis

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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 - dec. 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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